cutting/filing down spurs...... how???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by spish, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    i really need to trim the spurs on some of my roo's but ive never done it before....is there a how to sticky somewhere or can anyone tell me the best way? i dont want to complete remove them, just make them smaller/trim off the points. will they bleed?
     
  2. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

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    I know that you won't believe that it's actually that easy, but it is. My wife and I did it. She held the roosters, and I did the work with the pliers, and then she applied the Neosporin antiseptic. There were just a couple drops of blood, and the rooster showed no sign of any pain.
     
  3. EggHunter_66

    EggHunter_66 Songster 10 Years

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    I use my dog's nail clippers and just clip off about 1/4" it bleeds a tiny bit but he does seem to care.
     
  4. 95yj

    95yj Songster

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    I'v used nail clippers and sand paper, its easy, thee ends of the spurs are like fingernails, it won't bother him much.
     
  5. I was taught to use a Dremel with the cutting blade. Works GREAT

    The speed of the dremel actually cauterizes (sp) the blood vessels...no blood and no pain. It does smell a little, but not horrible. After I cut them down a bit, I use the sander attachment to "smooth and round off" the edges of the spur

    Hope that helps

    Scott
     

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