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Cockerel with long spurs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by buckygif, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. buckygif

    buckygif New Egg

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    My light sussex boy's spurs are starting to get rather long and almost to the point where they'll cause him issues walking, what can I do to help him out? Would it require a trip to the vets?
     
  2. jranee

    jranee Out Of The Brooder

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    tese videos of shortening spurs may help

     
  3. marneypoo

    marneypoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Spurs are easy. Lay your boy on his side or hold him, grip his spur with a pair of pliers, up close to the leg as you can. Twist back and forth gently. You will feel it pop when it's loose. It will pop right off. May or not bleed a little. You can put some blood stop or cornstarch/flour, etc, on it. Will be tender until it dries. Hope this helps.
     
  4. buckygif

    buckygif New Egg

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    Thank you! Will probably just keep them trimmed rather than take them off completely
     
  5. marneypoo

    marneypoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I'm sorry. Perhaps I should have explained better. The whole spur doesn't come off. Just the long outer covering layer. There is still a spur. I have just tried trimming some of mine, but it seems to bother them more then twisting off the long part. And a lot of them came off while cutting them anyway when the roo would pull his leg away. And the spur is like trimming dog toenails, you need to be careful to not cut into the quick. Good luck.
     

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