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rooster nails and spurs

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by duckinnut, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 3 white rock roos and not sure which one or maybe all of them but they are getting rough with my 6 RIRs and 4 Barreds to the point of injuries. My question is can you clip the toenails and spurs without a problem? Really fed up with them hurting my girls.Help me![​IMG]
     
  2. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can use dog nail clippers on the spurs and nails. Just try not to cut too far back into the quick as they do bleed. If they bleed, styptic powder (quick stop) helps.
     
  3. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Part of the problem may be too many roos for your hens. A good ratio is about 1-10.
     
  4. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the input.Wanted all hens and ended up with 4 roosters out of 14 birds, all white rocks are roos.Tried giving them away,find homes for them to no avail. Had a different plan for them but was grossly out voted.
     
  5. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    So... I'm guessing no fresh chicken dinner at your place anytime soon? [​IMG]
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Even with toenails and spurs trimmed, that many roosters with that few hens has potential for serious injury to your hens. Remove all but one of the roosters, and your hens will be far happier.
     
  7. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2 or get more hens
     
  8. wekiva bird

    wekiva bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might want to get hen saver saddles for your hens.
     
  9. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    If you want to sell some of your roosters, you should try craigslist or even post an ad on here. That is if you havent yet. [​IMG]
     
  10. NorthTexaschick

    NorthTexaschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or you could build 'em a bachelor pad.
     

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