What is the best way to remove spurs from a cockerel? Our roughly 8 month old cockerel is starting to grow his spurs. We only have 4 pullets (all laying) so he’s pretty rough with all of them. His spurs aren’t very long but they’re pretty wide or ‘thick’, so I’m sure they’ll grow to be pretty long. The spurs are also becoming pretty sharp. I was considering the potato method, but it doesn’t remove the entire spur. Do I even need to remove the entire spur?