Rooster spur injury

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

  1. valmom

    valmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Out Of The Brooder

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    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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