How to "despur" a Roo

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by nd2b, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. nd2b

    nd2b New Egg

    Apr 3, 2009
    St. Louis
    I have a flock of hens and 3 roosters. The roos are all around 18-20 weeks old now and one is already very aggressive. I am thinking of despurring him because the spurs are less than a quarter of an inch long, and I read this is the time to do it, if ever. My question is, HOW? Do I use a knife and just cut them off and put something on to stop the bleeding? What is the best way to catch my aggressive roo without getting hurt in the process? (at night when he's already roosting?) Any ideas would be most appreciated!

  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

  3. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

    Jun 11, 2010
    York PA
  4. scooterward

    scooterward Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2010
    Lenoir City, TN
    I recently saw a post where the woman super glued one of those plastic craft beads onto the rooster's spurs. She said it worked great. I'll be doing the same.

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