or you can tuck the little rascal under your arm for a few min with a baked potato stuck on each spur for about 5 min and it will lift off with your fingers
I do like phoneman does, I take my pliers and put them near the leg and grasp firmly but not too hard as there is the soft quick under there. I hold the leg next to the spur very well and slowly work the pliers back and forth like trying to unscrew the spur. Soon you feel it loosen and you can ease it off the quick. This is pretty neat because it does leave a bit of a raw stump and they won;t get on the girls for a while because it is uncomfortable. However, it is nice and soft and won;t continue to tear up their feathers and skin for more than a week and when ti does harden again it is a lot shorter.
I have tried trimming them down but they are still hard and still tear up the girls. This way the girls have a chance to "heal" or get some respite.
If you want to see how to do it remind me when you come over next time and I will show you on one of my guys. I am sure someone has grown some back out by now. I usually do everybody right before breeding season starts.