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Long spurs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Riocotesei, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. Riocotesei

    Riocotesei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got a white silkie rooster for my mom and it's 3 years old, and has big 'ol long spurs. Maybe 2-3 inches long, I don't have chickens that are old enough for me to know what to do with spurs...Do I need to cut or clip them? With what? Scissors, nail clippers?
    Thanks in advance. [​IMG]
     
  2. roosmom

    roosmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, try searching for this.....ROOSTER SPURS??? by gadawg. it is on this site. This is what I plan on doing to mine when time comes..
     
  3. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

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    I cant remember exactly, but it IS on this site, how to take the spurs off with little pain.
     
  4. Riocotesei

    Riocotesei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did a search on here. Something wierd about poatoes...
    but there is another that says to use a hack saw or a dremel tool, so we'll probably do that.
    thanks [​IMG]
     
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I do not clip my roos spurs at all and they do just fine. Sometimes they'll break one off on their own, but I've never had any problems with it.

    Jody
     

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