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Something I did was get a potato boil it until it's soft enough to put his spur into it let it's soften when soft you can gently pull the outer casing of his spur off with pliers by twisting back and forth gently then let him rest up in a cat cage or cage of some sort before placing him back with his girls to avoid them picking on him
do I need to clean his feet really good before hand to prevent bacteria from getting in? I'm so worried about infection. Is that a nerve that's under the casing?
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do I need to clean his feet really good before hand to prevent bacteria from getting in? I'm so worried about infection. Is that a nerve that's under the casing?


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do I need to clean his feet really good before hand to prevent bacteria from getting in? I'm so worried about infection. Is that a nerve that's under the casing?

Cleaning his feet would be a good idea I would soak them in warm water which will help them to soften as well as for the "nerve" it's like a dogs toe nail the darker red place is the quick and you don't want to mess with it just be gentle. As for the potato I would recommend microwave it to boiling both work but it's stays more together if you microwave. Microwave for 5 to 8 minutes. let it cool as it will be extremely hot use a hand towel to pick up the potato and spear it onto his spur almost completely (put a wash cloth around his leg so he doesn't get burned) After about a minute pull the potato off the spur. Then grab your pliers in (clockwise - counter clockwise) movements being twisting. (Be careful NOT to bend the spur at to much of a angle as it will damage the roo) the hard outer shell of the spur should come loose between 2 and 6 twists then gently remove the hard outer shell. If needed reheat the potato and repeat!

I hope this helps keep me posted!
post #14 of 18

Take a fine toothed hack saw blade, cut into and wipe a bar of soap, paraffin, or bees wax so to coat and fill the teeth with soap or wax.

 

Let hubby hold the rooster for you and control the Rios' legs and wings.

 

Let hubby present the rooster's lower leg to you.  All he will need is his thumb and forefinger to control this leg.

 

start sawing around 3/4 inches from the rooster's shank or foot.

 

Hubby can quickly turn rooster around with one quick movement and the leg that was lower and that you already have trimmed will now be the upper leg.

 

Sticking a hot potato or other vegetable onto a roosters' body parts sounds like something that ISIS does to its captives. 

 

Keep the bar of soap close at hand in case you do have a little bleeding.  Then use the bar of soap to press down on & wipe the spur stub to stop bleeding.

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Something I did was get a potato boil it until it's soft enough to put his spur into it let it's soften when soft you can gently pull the outer casing of his spur off with pliers by twisting back and forth gently then let him rest up in a cat cage or cage of some sort before placing him back with his girls to avoid them picking on him


I do this too! 

 

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I love books including but not limited to... the Bible, Lord of the Rings, Hobbit, Wings of Fire. 

I have a mini farm with around 50 chickens, 10 ducks, 2 Great Danes, and 3 farm cats, and five kittens born on June 10!

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I do this too! 

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I do this too! 

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Take a fine toothed hack saw blade, cut into and wipe a bar of soap, paraffin, or bees wax so to coat and fill the teeth with soap or wax.

Let hubby hold the rooster for you and control the Rios' legs and wings.

Let hubby present the rooster's lower leg to you.  All he will need is his thumb and forefinger to control this leg.

start sawing around 3/4 inches from the rooster's shank or foot.

Hubby can quickly turn rooster around with one quick movement and the leg that was lower and that you already have trimmed will now be the upper leg.

Sticking a hot potato or other vegetable onto a roosters' body parts sounds like something that ISIS does to its captives. 

Keep the bar of soap close at hand in case you do have a little bleeding.  Then use the bar of soap to press down on & wipe the spur stub to stop bleeding.
seems like a great way too! Thank you, my roo is a tad difficult to handle at times. I see some people on videos hold their wings all the way back, I never knew you could do that without breaking them lol I am totally green when it comes to chickens still
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seems like a great way too! Thank you, my roo is a tad difficult to handle at times. I see some people on videos hold their wings all the way back, I never knew you could do that without breaking them lol I am totally green when it comes to chickens still

 

 

Use your upper hand to control the roosters upper leg and thigh.

 

Cuddling him in your arms and hugging him closely controls both wings.

 

With the rooster facing right presents the right or lower most leg to your helper using your right hand. .

 

Once that spur is sawed through a simple flip of your hands that switches the direction the rooster is facing which allows you to seamlessly present the left foot to your helper.

 

It is best if you wear a thick or tough jacket because these bad boys  may try to bite you while you are holding them.

 

After you have sawed a few of these spurs you'll be able to do it without an assistant.

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