do rooster spurs bleed when trimmed?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by wildorchid053, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    syracuse area, ny
    my roos are starting to grow their spurs and a couple of them are getting pointed and hurting the hens.. we put saddles on them but i am afraid one might get us.. they are quite tame but you never know.. so if we use a dremmel to trim them to 1" long will they bleed or is it like trimming your own nails if you don't go to short
     
  2. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will bleed.

    You don't have to trim them if you don't want too. All you have to do is twist them off. The outer covering will come off easily and what will be left is the inner 'bone.' It will harden in time.
    saladin
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes, they will bleed, but if you use a whirring dremel tool to cut them off, it cauterizes them as it cuts through. Just have to hold him tightly so you don't cut the other leg. It's a two person job, really, unless you hogtie him.
     

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