i am a fairly new owner of chickens and i am having problems with a rooster that digs into the girls with his spurs when they mate. so far this has caused some nasty damage to one of them (we had to put her in a separate kennel because he would not stay off her, she is the alpha female, possibly more alpha than the roster). is there any way to trim or file his spurs so he won't do that any more? and if so do you have to worry about a quick like on a dog or rabbit? i do not to hurt him, Hank is an awesome rooster very protective of his ladies (he brings them the good food or points it out to them, it is rather sweet), but i worry if i do not do something he is going to keep ripping up the girls during amore. any suggestions would be appreciated.