How do roosters lose spurs?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by S5apiotrowski, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. S5apiotrowski

    S5apiotrowski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello-

    I just noticed that my dominant rooster is missing the spur on one leg. There is a black scab where the spur used to be.

    I haven't been home during the day when the flock is out - not sure why/what may have caused it. I'll keep an eye on it for infection - anything else I should be checking out?

    Thanks-
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Last year a few weeks apart my 4 year old rooster lost both of his spurs when I wasn't around. I noticed each one like you have described. I did nothing since they weren't discovered until after the fact, and each one has grown back with a dulled end. I assumed that he injured them somehow. We have one other rooster, his subordinate, and they don't seem to ever fight.
     
  3. S5apiotrowski

    S5apiotrowski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I appreciate the response
     

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