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Broken spur

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wolfgirl9, Jul 5, 2015.

  1. wolfgirl9

    wolfgirl9 Out Of The Brooder

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    Today after i got my rooster out of his coop where he sleeps i noticed a large welt on his leg. At first i thought it was bumble foot because it looked like it was on his toe. Then i looked for his spur and realized that the spur was the lump that was all puffy and red. i put him down and made him walk a few feet. he isn't limping so i don't think he can feel it that much. I'm not sure what i should do. should i leave it alone? or take him to the vet?[​IMG]

    Here are a few pictures (that leg is his healthy spur)
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    (And the bottom leg is the broken spur)
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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    My rooster broke of both of his long spurs this year at separate occasions, and he was fine. They do tend to bleed a lot, so if you see it, using pressure along with some blood stop powder or flour on the spot would help to control the bleeding. Many like to keep spurs trimmed or filed down for safety of hens, and to prevent this from happening.
     
  3. wolfgirl9

    wolfgirl9 Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay so i shouldn't worry that much about it?
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2015
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Nope. They will grow back over the next year.
     
  5. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    Eggcessive is correct, that is as long as the external hull is all that is missing and the quick is still attached to his foot (everything from a chickens toe nails to its drum stick is technically a part of its foot) If the quick is missing the spur is history.
     
  6. carlsaSC

    carlsaSC Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. I noticed my roo had a spur that looked bloody. I was worried that he had spurred one of his girls, but then I noticed that it was much smaller than the other. So, somehow, he must have caught it on something and the bony part was pulled off. He does not seem to favor the leg or pay it any special attention. So, I'll just wait for the spur to grow back.
     

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