Cutting roosters spurs.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bledsoe95, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. bledsoe95

    bledsoe95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My roosters spurs were about 2in. long so i decided to cut them an he was bleeding pretty badly and i need to know what i did wrong and ome advice for next time. Ai used a small saw to cut them off with.
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    My favorite link to removing rooster spurs.



    Good luck.
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Honestly a rooster's spurs should NOT be cut but instead twisted off like shown in the video, and even then, you shouldn't remove them unless it is absolutely necessary. I have over 20 cockerels who are getting to the length of over 1 inch, and I haven't thought once yet to remove them.
     
  4. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I followed the directions I found on BYC in order to twist my rooster's 2" spurs off.

    For a year I just used dog clippers to nip off the sharp bit at the tip of his spurs, then filed the rough edges. Then around Thanksgiving his spurs made a huge gash on the side of his favorite hen. I went out that night and took off his spurs. They are hard again, and not nearly as long or sharp now. Definitely no big deal.
     

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