It was as easy as it looked on You-Tube! And the rooster wasn't bothered in the least. Now-how often do you do this?? Are the spurs actually softer after you do it? This roo is a gentle boy but those spurs were sharp and he has actually lacerated several of the hens, right under their wings on the tops of their backs. ADVICE PLEASE!!!
Despurring my rooster-I DID IT!!!!!
I do my dogs nails with my dremel. I'm thinking it would work for roos if you wrapped them in a towel for security.
- Count your many blessings...
Congratulations on your success, now please give us the link for this helpful YouTube video. I watched someone de-spur a roo of mine ONCE, she used a cigarette lighter & a pair of pliers. I think I could do the same, but would like to watch another demo first.
Yes, they do grow back, because this same roo needs the treatment once again. More precisely, it's his hens who need for him to be de-spurred.
This is exactly how I did it except I had someone else hold him (he is a gentle-sweet roo) and I took the pliers, gently squeezed and turned slightly and off it came. Just like in the video. It is humane and the rooster wasn't bothered in the least. Very minimal bleeding, just a drop or two. I was really scared I would hurt him, but it is just like a fingernail that comes off...totally cool!!
I got the error message: "The URL contained a malformed video ID. "
Grats on your success though.
Is this it?