Rooster spur reducing/removing for beginers (video)

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by crazychicken, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. crazychicken

    crazychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    Now this is not me, I am not that old. far from it, this is a great video on youtube that I found. it is a great way to do this, and he seems to really care for his chickens.

  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    i'd prefer a file, hack saw, or dremel tool.. Doesn't hurt (or they've never acted like it) it makes them blunt, and usually less blood from the friction if you cut too short.
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Thanks for posting that. I am anticipating having to trim Thor's spurs at some point. He's a year old and barely has any right now - late bloomer.
    'Course I might also be PMing you, DTChickens, when the time comes. [​IMG]
  4. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    Quote:Anytime [​IMG]
  5. newchickmom

    newchickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2007
    Lafayette, Indiana
    That was a very good and helpful video! [​IMG]
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Very informative. He is very gentle with the rooster, too, which I appreciate. I have had to sew up two hens with Suede, the second one just yesterday, a few days AFTER we had already cut off his spurs and blunted them. He's just so heavy, that we're going to have to cut them even shorter, Im afraid.
  7. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Great video. I've read about that method but seeing is much better. I need to do Trevors badly & after seeing the video feel much more confident about it. Thanks for posting!
  8. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2009
    here is some tips
    he let the sour get to big before taking it off

    besure and hold the leg good so you can easily twist the top of the spur off
    I could not hear what he was saying
    but hve done it alot as I didnot want long curled sopurs on my roosters

    a word of caution is this
    tat soft spur bud that will harden in a few weeks is very soft and if other roosters fight with the one despurred it will malform the new bud

    also if showing a cock bird 1 yr and older it needs its spurs on in full

    cockerel 1 yrunder it will need its spur also
    as for showing it isa defect if roosters of any age do not have spurs

    just make sure you hold the roosters leg solid when taking the pliars to twist it off
  9. henpeckedacres

    henpeckedacres Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 11, 2009
    Western MA
    I know this post is a bit older but great post [​IMG] I heard about this a week ago and am very interested in doing this when we get a Roo. I do not want torn up hens or children [​IMG]

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