despur a rooster?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by augiedranch, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just wondering if i could trim my roosters spurs, file them down, or completley remove them... he is tearing up my hens, and a saddle is not an option for my hens. thanks for any help
     
  2. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try searching this topic, there have been many questions about it lately.
     
  3. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    you can cut them with pet nail clippers, you can file them down with a rotary tool, or you can pull them off all together. Search the archives. We had a long conversation about it a while back.
     
  4. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im sorta new, so i dont know how to search archieves, or do a search on something. can someone show me how and i will.

    willl pulling them off altogether hurt them?

    thanks
     
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Go to the top and a blue bar is there that has different topics, click on SEARCH and when it asks for keyword put in spurs, I am doing this right now myself, that is how I came across your post. And if you rip them off I do believe it does hurt

    Search CLIP AND SPUR just like that and you will get an article down a little ways Can you clip a roosters spurs, Thats a good one: Dont use the hot potatoe method [​IMG]
     
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  6. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks i found it!

    whats that mean clip a roosters spurs- thats a good one??? is that a dumb question??? my roosters sit in my lap and follow me around like a dog,, so im not worried about them hurting me, just my hens.. and the occasional rat terrior.. lol
     

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