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Does anyone have pictures of what it looks like when a rooster gets his spurs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kelly77, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. kelly77

    kelly77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Still trying to figure out whats wrong w one of my young roosters foot..thought it was Bumble foot, then a leg deformity now Im wondering if its like teething for a baby and he just has a spur coming out. He is at the age to get them but I have never seen what it looks like when they do. Thank you
     
  2. Cheyen

    Cheyen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always thought it was neat to see my roosters' spurs coming in. The first time I saw it, I thought it looked like a little pimple! So, yes, it is a bit like teething. It could be a few months until his spur is full grown. [​IMG]
     
  3. kelly77

    kelly77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well he has 2 callous things one on each foot but one foot look swollen...I thought it was bumble foot so I cute into it a bit then my gutt told me to stop. Been keeping an eye on it because one foot doesn't look right ..the red dot it where I cut to see if puss would come out and the orange color is from a Bentidine soak. I will feel foolish if its just his spurs coming in...what do you think?
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  4. Cheyen

    Cheyen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol, yeah, those are just spurs. Nothing to worry about, but I would keep an eye on that cut you made. A spur is similar to a dog's nail. The outer part is calloused and hard, while the inner part has a quick like substance. If you cut it too deep, you could damage the quick which could lead to infection.
     
  5. kelly77

    kelly77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good to know thank you. This picture is a week old..its healed up. He was getting foot soaks and I was putting Neosporin on it. Have you ever seen that area get swollen from them coming out?
     
  6. Cheyen

    Cheyen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The picture didn't seem very swollen to me. The skin could just be raised around the spur area to accommodate their growth. If you're concerned about it, just keep an eye on it. [​IMG]
     
  7. kelly77

    kelly77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you..I guess I was worrying to much..he had started limping on that side that is what raised concern
     
  8. Cheyen

    Cheyen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is he still limping now? It's likely not his spurs that caused that.
     
  9. kelly77

    kelly77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is not limping anymore...it still looks the same so I guess I have to just keep an eye on it
     

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