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Overgrown Spur ... Advice?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by wconstantine, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. wconstantine

    wconstantine Out Of The Brooder

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    Last night, I went to an auction and besides being heart breaking seeing the lack of compassion or car with regards to the animals their condition was equal.

    I ended up with a two hens with impacted crop (fixable with TLC), but also have a Rooster with an severely overgrown spur.

    What's the best way to cut / get rid of this? Seems painful.

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  2. McIntosh2019

    McIntosh2019 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is going to sound silly, but you can file it off with a nail filer. Or you can take clippers(like for tree branches and stuff) and cut them off. Spurs are hollow, though, and they will keep growing, but won't close. The benefit off having spurs with no tips is that he will be less likely to get into fights from lack of protection.

    Hope I helped!!!!

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  3. wconstantine

    wconstantine Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, so it broke off but now it's bleeding. How do I stop or how log until it stops on its own?
     
  4. McIntosh2019

    McIntosh2019 Out Of The Brooder

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    Our churn starch on it.
     
  5. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Show a picture after the spur removal. Bleeding should have stopped by now.
     

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