Edited by BigRedNZ - 5/28/16 at 6:58pm
Is this claw a problem
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Yup, it's a spur! I personally feel uncomfortable with my birds having spurs, as I know that they do fight amongst themselves. It could injure another bird, ya feel? Also the angle that that spur is at looks like it may poke then hen, I'm not sure though. Hot potato method is what I choose, as it cause less pain and bleeds less, and is supposed to heal quicker. Also it's easier and less dangerous, trimming the spurs with dog toenail clippers you can split the spur, which is no good. Also the spurs have a quick, just like claws, so trimming is basically cutting into the quick! Ouch! Imagine the pain! Hot potato just removes the outer layer. You can read up on it here!
I guess... Just seems a bit more painful to actually cut into the sensitive quick... But to each their own! I suggest the OP look into the options they have if they want to remove the spur, and I suggest you do... Only makes sense to leave spurs on a rooster that is going to be protecting a flock! Even then though, they can hurt the hens