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Despurring my rooster-I DID IT!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by logansmommy7, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. logansmommy7

    logansmommy7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was as easy as it looked on You-Tube! And the rooster wasn't bothered in the least. Now-how often do you do this?? Are the spurs actually softer after you do it? This roo is a gentle boy but those spurs were sharp and he has actually lacerated several of the hens, right under their wings on the tops of their backs. ADVICE PLEASE!!!
     
  2. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't look up the You-Tube video, I just use the bench grinder in the shop. They don't seem real thrilled with the procedure. But hey, it works fine. [​IMG]
     
  3. mamaKate

    mamaKate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do my dogs nails with my dremel. I'm thinking it would work for roos if you wrapped them in a towel for security.
     
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  4. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    Congratulations on your success, now please give us the link for this helpful YouTube video. I watched someone de-spur a roo of mine ONCE, she used a cigarette lighter & a pair of pliers. I think I could do the same, but would like to watch another demo first.

    Yes, they do grow back, because this same roo needs the treatment once again. More precisely, it's his hens who need for him to be de-spurred.
     
  5. logansmommy7

    logansmommy7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEJv4KvIog8t

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    is exactly how I did it except I had someone else hold him (he is a gentle-sweet roo) and I took the pliers, gently squeezed and turned slightly and off it came. Just like in the video. It is humane and the rooster wasn't bothered in the least. Very minimal bleeding, just a drop or two. I was really scared I would hurt him, but it is just like a fingernail that comes off...totally cool!!
     
  6. logansmommy7

    logansmommy7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh-and how often do you have to redo it??
     
  7. logansmommy7

    logansmommy7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess it was a good idea...there was minimal blood loss, but I don't think anyone had done that to the old boy before. He looks like he chewed at them a bit this morning...hoping I did the right thing! [​IMG]
     
  8. wyo-helpmeet

    wyo-helpmeet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got the error message: "The URL contained a malformed video ID. "

    Grats on your success though.
     
  9. wyo-helpmeet

    wyo-helpmeet Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. logansmommy7

    logansmommy7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep-that is it, and it is exactly how ours turned out...very easy and the chicken seemed not to be really affected too much by it..
     

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