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How Do I Trim My Roosters Spurs?

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They reeeeeally need to be done. I have been putting it off...hide.gif
I dont want to hurt them... sad.png but they are wicked long and dangerous for my girls now..
Are they like dogs claws?.. with a quick in them that will bleed??
Dremel tool?? What head on it?? Wont that hurt them? sad.png
And HOW do i know how far is safe to cut down??
Help, Please..

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post #2 of 8

Go to your vet to have them removed

40 rabbits and counting 30 to 40 chickens 6 guineas and 6 Muscovy's  10 fish and 3 dogs  and 1 guinea pig and a cat

 

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His favor is for life;
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40 rabbits and counting 30 to 40 chickens 6 guineas and 6 Muscovy's  10 fish and 3 dogs  and 1 guinea pig and a cat

 

Psalm 30:5New King James Version (NKJV)

 

5 For His anger is but for a moment,
His favor is for life;
Weeping may endure for a night,
But joy comes in the morning.

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post #3 of 8

4 New Hampshire Reds - 1 Rooster (Little Roo), 3 Hens(The grumps),

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4 New Hampshire Reds - 1 Rooster (Little Roo), 3 Hens(The grumps),

Love is blind, but marriage is an eye opener - author unknown

The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next: Mathew Arnold 1822 - 1888

 

My wood shop and our home are 100% solar powered.

 

Website - Etsy - Facebook

 

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post #4 of 8

Our good old boy needs his done too, going to try the hot potato thing

post #5 of 8

My husband just clipped off the sharp end then filed what was left so it was smooth and rounded.  Still has some spur but it doesn't do any damage to the hens.  Though we're going to get a Dremmel to make it quicker and easier.  We usually give him a trim about once a month.

wife to long suffering husband who has built more miles of fence, barns, coops and enclosures then one man should have to, two teenage boys, current flock of 13 assorted hens, 1 big red roo and a list of other assorted farm animals. 
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wife to long suffering husband who has built more miles of fence, barns, coops and enclosures then one man should have to, two teenage boys, current flock of 13 assorted hens, 1 big red roo and a list of other assorted farm animals. 
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post #6 of 8

That was amazing, I have never seen spurs removed before.

These aren't your Grandfather's chickens.

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These aren't your Grandfather's chickens.

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Originally Posted by cafarmgirl View Post

My husband just clipped off the sharp end then filed what was left so it was smooth and rounded.  Still has some spur but it doesn't do any damage to the hens.  Though we're going to get a Dremmel to make it quicker and easier.  We usually give him a trim about once a month.

Mine have never been done... its been like 3 yeras.. hide.gif
I'm gonna be in trouble with this mess.... *sigh*

I prefer an ugly truth to a pretty lie. If someone is telling me the truth that is when i will give my heart. ~ Jack Nicholson 

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I prefer an ugly truth to a pretty lie. If someone is telling me the truth that is when i will give my heart. ~ Jack Nicholson 

Look! A ladder!! Maybe it leads to heaven, or a sandwich... 

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post #8 of 8
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Cool! Thanks! I'll watch them tonight!

I prefer an ugly truth to a pretty lie. If someone is telling me the truth that is when i will give my heart. ~ Jack Nicholson 

Look! A ladder!! Maybe it leads to heaven, or a sandwich... 

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I prefer an ugly truth to a pretty lie. If someone is telling me the truth that is when i will give my heart. ~ Jack Nicholson 

Look! A ladder!! Maybe it leads to heaven, or a sandwich... 

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