Can you pull out a rooster's nail?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ChickensRule101, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. ChickensRule101

    ChickensRule101 Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a rooster that is very aggressive, he hurts the hens and sometimes us. We decided to pull out his nails so he couldn't do any damage. Is it possible to pull out his nails? And if it is, what do we use and how? :) Please reply.
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I can't answer you question, because I'd never, ever keep an aggressive rooster. Why would you keep this bird? Any bird that attacks people gets an automatic invitation to dinner around here.
     
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  3. ChickensRule101

    ChickensRule101 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, but I am not that kind of a person who looks at bloody things, we were thinking of giving it to our neighbor for dinner, if pulling out his nails is not possible, we'll give it to our neighbor. [​IMG]
     
  4. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    x2. Not to mention that he hurts hens. Twice the reason to pair him with dumplings.
     
  5. Triple Willow

    Triple Willow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If he's too bad I would eat him... he sounds too bad to me. But if your are talking about removing his "spurs", that is possible. I have heard of different ways but I am sure you can find a lot of ways if you just do a search for something like "spur removal". Good luck.
     
  6. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    It is possible, but I'm with the others. I would not keep this bird. If you can't eat him, let the neighbors enjoy a nice chicken dinner. Even if you do remove his spurs, he can still jump up and flog and peck a person. It would have a short life here.
     
  7. Triple Willow

    Triple Willow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One question that might help you decide... "Do I think more of this rooster than I do my (or a loved one's) eyeballs?" I know, very harsh but realistic.
     
  8. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    Pulling the nails is going to be a bit bloody. I have heard that removing the spur is just a triffle bloody, but it will bleed a little bit, and if you are pulling the toe nails, that would be very bloody. I don't think this is a good idea. The spur is not a biggy, but the other ones would be very tough on a bird.

    I echo the above, he should go.
     
  9. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess you could have him declawed like cat owners have done to their cats, but that's a surgical procedure. Pulling his toenails out is cruel & animal abuse.
     

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