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Has anyone ever had spur removal done with chicks?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by susanah, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. susanah

    susanah Songster

    Mar 23, 2009
    I read a vet can somehow cauterize some cells to stop the spurs from growing
    and was wondering if anyone had done this and how old a chick can be to do this.

  2. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Songster

    Nov 18, 2010
    tioga tx
    Quote:Why? a rooster needs his spurs to protect himself. They can be removed once grown if you feel they are too long, grab them with a pair of pliers and twist, the outer portion will twist off. Put some blue coat on the raw flesh and he will be fine in a few days.
  3. susanah

    susanah Songster

    Mar 23, 2009
    We have a coop and safe run. And I have an 11 year old daughter. I am not going to keep a roo that might spur her.
    And I don't have the stomach to perform chicken surgery. [​IMG]
    But he's crowing louder every day, so he might be leaving anyway. Just seeing what my options were because he is
    cute little thing.
  4. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    You'll have to call your vet and ask. When they remove toes on dogs, it has to be the first day or two of life. It might be too late to have the spurs cauterized.

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