how /when to cut roo spurs

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  1. wayfastwhitey

    wayfastwhitey Out Of The Brooder

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    new to chickens ,i have a question about when do you cut/clip a roosters spurs ?
    my rooster spur are maybe 2" long and i think he is pulling out the hens back feathers as 1 hen has no feathers left on her back . any help? thanks jim
     
  2. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are 2 inches long you can go ahead and trim them. I wonder though, if they are the cause of your hen's barebacks..

    -Kim
     
  3. wayfastwhitey

    wayfastwhitey Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks wolf
     
  4. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

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    I use a dremel tool with the cutting blade. I know if I don't keep my roos spurs trimmed the girls get rougher looking. Check his toenails while you have him up. They may need trimming too.
     
  5. ridgefire

    ridgefire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Search for the member CUDA they have a very good website, with pictures and instructions on how to trim spurs.
     

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