De-spurring the rooster >: (

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 2DogsFarm, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
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    OK, I have HAD IT with my teen rooster bloodying my hens.
    He has taken the idea of Tough Love a step too far!

    I know I've read about twisting the spurs off, but want to make sure I don't hurt him.
    Would a set of vise-grip pliers work?
    I have a small boltcutter that I could use, but would I then need to file the cut ends smooth?
     
  2. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dunno....we just trim them like fingernails (with horse hoof trimmers)...
     
  3. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Silkiesandco

    Silkiesandco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Canada eh?
    Heres a good video on how to do it



    Good luck
     
  5. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yikes...that reminds me of pulling off a fingernail...it doesnt seem to bug him, but it makes me cringe lol
     
  6. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    You will LOVE the hot baked potato method. I am totally serious. Bake a few potatoes Wrap your rooster so that he can't move and cover his face so he won't wiggle.

    Take those potatoes out of the oven and while they're good and hot, you stick a spur into each potato, right up to where it meets the leg. Leave it there for for a while, and then magically, when you take the potato off, the spur will just come right out, no blood, no nothing.
     
  7. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ...do you have pictures of this method?
     
  8. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wow this sounds almost too good to be true O_O
     
  9. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2

    This is a great method
     
  10. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That does sound great!
     

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