Does anyone know if there is a humane way to file down or trim a roosters beak and spurs? My rooster 'Whitey' seems to be getting a little too aggressive with the girls lately and is starting to tear some of them up while doing his roosterly deed. While mounting, he grabs a hold of the feathers behind the chickens head to balance himself. Because of his long sharp beak, he is tearing out a lot of feathers and often drawing blood. He is a very friendly rooster for the most part and I hate the thought of getting rid him and his possibly becoming rooster noodle soup. Does anyone have any suggestions? I was thinking about catching him up one night, blind folding him, and either filing down his beak and spurs (just enough to remove the sharp points) with a small wood or metal rasp/file, or trying to use my large dog nail trimmers. Would this be too cruel and stressful for him? I need to do something soon. I hate keeping him locked away by himself all the time but I hate the thought of him accidentally killing one of the girls or being eaten more!! I would happily re"home" him but roosters are a dime a dozen around here and most of them end up in the crock-pot or in chicken soup . Any and all advice will be greatly appreciated and considered!!!! Thanks in Advance!!!