Can you file down a rooster's spurs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wbruder17, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    I am just wondering if I can file down my rooster's spurs so they are not so sharp? He's pretty friendly, but in the morning he sometimes gets feisty and I don't wanto to get spurred when summer comes.
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes, we have used a Dremel tool to blunt the spurs. Just be sure to have someone hold him firmly when you do in case he's freaked out by the sound of the motor. You can also use a file.

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