caring for roosters

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lindadianne, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. lindadianne

    lindadianne New Egg

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    I now have a new young rooster, in addition to the older Americana, who is getting aggressive. I've been advised to trim his spurs and studied how to do it. However I fail to find whether roosters have just one spur on each foot, or if each toe has a spur??
    Thanks for the help
     
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    type in "rooster spurs" on backyard chicken search, you will find some helpful threads.
     
  3. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    One spur at what looks to be ankle on each leg. Usually bird is 18 months or more before such proceedure warranted.
     
  4. ChickadeeRanch

    ChickadeeRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hot potato! No joke! I have not done it myself but that is what i have heard although you should get the vet to do it
     

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