I have four roosters, and fifteen hens. All are one year old, and all are bantams. My hens are losing feathers on their backs from the roosters matting. I know we have too many rooster to the amount of hens, and we are rotating, but I still think the roosters toenails need trimming, and maybe de-spurring, if that is possible. My husband, nor I are use to caring for hens, and we need to know how much of the nail to clip, and also the spur. Will there be bleeding, and does this hurt? Also, what do we use to clip? A farm hand told me the spur could be removed painlessly with a pair of plyers, by gently turning slightly one way, then the other, and the spur would come off, revealing a soft cone underneith. And the spur would eventually grow back. Is this true? I have searched and cannot find any information concerning de-spurring that sounds logical. Thanks for any information that will help us.