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Dulling rooster spurs..?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by shelbyw, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. shelbyw

    shelbyw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! As some of you may know I recently got a new rooster and he is a silkie. I am wondering if the spurs need to be dulled again or if I can wait a little longer. I do not think they are not that long yet. Any suggestions?[​IMG] I just do not want to take a risk with him hurting himself or the hens. I know that about 1/4 has to be trimmed off and that they are dulled out. Pictures of him and his spurs below:) [​IMG]
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    Isn't he pretty :)
     
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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Do the spurs feel sharp to you? They look okay to me, but if they feel too pointy, or if you just want to be safe, I would trim them a little.
     
  3. BBCHICKS123

    BBCHICKS123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya they don't look to bad to me but if they feel sharp you can file them down if you cut them you can hit the quick very easy, your best bet is to file them
     
  4. shelbyw

    shelbyw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They feel dull to me right now.[​IMG]
     
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  5. shelbyw

    shelbyw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awesome, thanks:) I will remember that when they do feel sharp.
     
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  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    They look really dull to me....compared to many I've seen.
     
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  7. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They may be dull, but they are too long. It can still hurt a hen when he is breeding her. You can saw them off, or file them down.
     
  8. shelbyw

    shelbyw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been looking at them recently and I am planning on either filing them this weekend or next weekend. Do I file them until I don't see white or do I leave a little white on them?
     
  9. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Just use a dog nail trimmed to nip the end off.
     
  10. shelbyw

    shelbyw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never thought of using those! thanks:)
     

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