removing rooster spurs

elongoalie2002

Hatching
6 Years
Jan 29, 2013
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Any ideas/tips on removing rooster spurs? My rooster's spurs are stripping my hen's backs to where they are completely bald on their backs. and is it the spur that is damaging/tearing out the back feathers. any tips to help the girls out. I am unable to seperate him from them.
 

ocap

Crowing
7 Years
Jan 1, 2013
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Smithville, Missouri
i saw a lot of information, either on this site or youtube. it looked easy. a little blood. look at the farm store in your area for blood stopper like they use when cows are dehorned. a gentle twist with a pair of pliers and most of the spur is removed
 

elongoalie2002

Hatching
6 Years
Jan 29, 2013
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i tried a hen saddle on one of my girls, after watching her run contantly for 10 min like a dog was chasing her and the rooster chasing her and pecking at her back I removed the saddle. when this was done she wasbreathing heavy from exhaustion for several minutes. any ideas on how to introduce these to the girls so they don't freak out and the rooster doesn't attack his ladies?
 

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