Help!!! Sharp spurs on my Roos!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickado, May 6, 2009.

  1. chickado

    chickado Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone know if anything can be done about the sharp spurs on the
    roosters? They are tearing up my hens!!![​IMG]
     
  2. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    I heard of removing spurs using a baked potato pressed on the spur for like 3 minutes grab and pull. Ive never heard of anyone using it. It was in a poulty book. I don't even know if it would work.
     
  3. big red chicken

    big red chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not an expert but I have a friend who said she trimmed her rooster spurs. I haven't reach that poing with my chickens only 13 wks old
     
  4. jbowen9

    jbowen9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i usually just trim mine with a spur saw or hacksaw works just as good just dont go too far because they will be into the quick and will bleed some
     
  5. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    If you will grab the spur firmly and twist back and forth it will twist right off the nub. It won't hurt the bird.
     

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