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An academic question on de-spurring

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This is strictly an academic question on my part. I am not now, or in the future considering this. My question is this: would de-spurring a cock have any potential detrimental effects with respect to their behavior? Much like de-fanging and/or de-clawing a big game cat for "domestic" purposes? Yes, I know Roos and cats are different species, but, because of the nature of the beasts, I was wondering if anyone noticed a difference in aggression with respect to lack of ability to do harm? Again, just asking for the sake of the question. Let's call it a "fireside musing", lol!
Edited by Heather4nier - 6/3/16 at 4:43pm
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I think most removing of the spurs is similar to just shortening them, they grow back after a bit as they are basically like a toe nail. Except for possibly being sore from having it done I don't believe a rooster knows no difference, and will go through his usual routines with or without his spurs.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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