Can I cut the Spurs off a rooster?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by barneveldrerman, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. barneveldrerman

    barneveldrerman Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was wondering if I can cut off the Spurs on my roosters. They are long and I want a little more security when I'm out there. Any info would help. THANKS!
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2015
  2. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Don't cut them, you can simply grab them with pliers and using a pull/twist motion you can remove the hard part... Google up some videos...
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    You could maybe try putting him in his place by asserting your dominance over him as a means of providing greater security from being injured. There are a number of threads about this subject - just use the search bar. Off the top of my head, ways to assert dominance include:

    Never letting him mate when you are there (kick / push him off the chicken)
    If he crows when you are there - chase him and shout at him
    Never walk around him - walk through him (i.e. he must get out of your way)
    Prevent him from feeding for a short time (whilst others are feeding)

    I've had success with the above as well as using a pressurised plant sprayer. Every day i would ensure that he kept well away from me by giving him a quick squirt - after a while he would run away from me and never bothered me. He went in the stew pot last week as i no longer have a use for him, but it worked for me.

    Good luck!

    CT
     
  4. barneveldrerman

    barneveldrerman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for all the advice. I'll look into it more.
     

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