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post #1 of 28
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I remember seeing a post not too long ago about removing a rooster's spurs with a hot potato.  I performed a search but couldn't find the thread.idunno  I need to do something about my rooster's spurs and was interested in getting more info on this method.  Anybody out there familiar with this procedure?hmm

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post #2 of 28

I've heard that you can use those things that you twist two electrical wires together with...super glue them on.

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post #3 of 28
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Is that just for protection or do they then eventually fall off?  I need to remove mine as they are actually interferring with my rooster's gait.

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post #4 of 28

The only other method I know of is to get ahold of your rooster and cover him with a towel to keep him calm. Have one person hold him down and have someone else use a hacksaw to saw the spurs off.

post #5 of 28

Use a dremmel with a cut off wheel. It will cauderize it and it is very fast. Otherwise use a small hacksaw and it's best with an extra pair of hands.

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post #7 of 28

If you cut spurs you have to be careful to cut only the dead "nail" and not the live "quick" like human fingernails. If you hold the bird to the light you can see where the non-living tissue ends and the live blood vessel tissue starts.

I'm a gardener and have sharp bypass pruners to cut back shrubs and small branches. They are perfect for (carefully) cutting a large roo's big spurs. Toenail clippers work well on small bantam rooster spurs.

post #8 of 28

OH my goodness i thought you all were talking about cutting his whole toe off LOL fwew

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post #9 of 28

I have also seen the tool for trimming dogs and cats nails that trims nails off in layers.  It's supposed to be quiet and quick and less stressful for the pets.  It looks a bit like a compact grinder.  Seems as though it would allow you to get close to the quick without cutting it.

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One very loving and understanding hubby, two DS (8 and 5), 1 Muskovy drake (Martin), 3 goats (Mira, Celeste and Cosmo), 2 cats (Max and Elvis), and my 24 chickens who are all very understanding of mom's wacky affection for fuzzy butts!  (Website in progress!)
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post #10 of 28

I have done the hot potato way and would NEVER do that again! It burnt my poor roo's legs. The hot potato just softened the spur and we still had to twist it off and it bled real badly. I used quik stop on him and it took a long time before I could get the bleeding stopped. sad

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