saw this today...
Old Wives Method of Dealing with Rooster Spurs: (from someone's old wife)
Bake a medium sized potato in the microwave until fairly soft (about 8-10 minutes). When the potato is ready, cut it in half crosswise and impale half on each spur all the way to the shank of the leg. Leave them there for 1-2 minutes. The heat and humidity will soften the "horny, keratinized layer" on the spur. Using gloves, one at a time, grab the spurs firmly and twist off the hard outer layer. It should come off fairly easily. This will leave the calcar which is soft and not dangerous. The hard layer will grow back, so this procedure will have to be repeated.
has anyone tried this?
This is not an old wives tale. This is a way of removing the spur - like a fingernail. The heated moist potato softens the spur and makes it easy to twist off without a lot of blood.