Can spurs be removed from roosters safely and will they grow back. I have a rooster and he seems to be getting more aggressive each day. I pick him up all the time, talk nicely to him and rub his shoulders, but he still wants to spur me. The last few days when I would pick him up he would growl and bite me. I'm not sure why he seems to be so mean. He's a 5 month old White Crested Black Polish. Any ideas would be most appreciated. Thank you. I only have one other chicken, Gloria, his mom. Gloria is 19 months old.