Rooster spur injury

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by valmom, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. valmom

    valmom Songster

    Sep 23, 2007
    Our big roo, Butterball, somehow managed to rip off one of his spurs yesterday free ranging with the girls. He came in and it was just a stub and bleeding, though not profusely, and seemed to stop all right.

    Is this a dangerous injury- aside from preventing infection, is it going to do him serious harm? How do I treat it (if I can catch him).
  2. Pistonman

    Pistonman In the Brooder

    Mar 30, 2008
    My roosters have lost a few spurs. They tend to bleed alot, it usually stops but one I wrapped up for a day or two. There have been no complications. I read to remove spurs, take a hot baked potato, stick it on the spur for a little bit, then snap it off. I have not tried this though. Good luck.

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