Research: Can a rooster be de-spurred...removing the spur so it doesn't grow back?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by NanaKat, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. NanaKat

    NanaKat True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Just throwing this out there....had the thought and need to search for information to see if it could be viable. Thinking outside the box.
    Wondering if a wood burning tool would work?

    Chickens may not handle the stress of a procedure, but would it be any more stressful than caponizing?

    We used to dehorn our calves until we started using a polled bull.
    Our friends with goats, debud them so their horns don't grow by burning off the bud.

    Currently I keep spurs in check by vigilant grooming on them. I don't have any injured hens.
    But we have friends who must use aprons on their hens or have had to treat injured hens.

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