Rooster spurs?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by lrichards, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. lrichards

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    How do you clip/trim a roo's spurs and nails? Is it just like a humans?
     
  2. Depending on how long they are, that plays alot into it. If you cut too close the will bleed. Say for instance, if the spur is an inch long, i usually cut no more than an 1/8th off. Keeps the bleeding down to almost non existant. Rooster spurs are just like a human nail or a dogs claws. Cut too close and you cut into the "quick" so to say. I have read on the net that theres an old way of using a potato heated up in the microwave. Ive never tried it but its worth taking another look at i guess Google it and Keep us posted if you try it out.
     
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  3. JayBird+16

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    Do you have to trim the spurs?
     
  4. lrichards

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    No, I don't have to trim them I just do not want him getting anyone with them. So I thought if I filed them or something that they would not be so dangerous.
     
  5. Chickenaddict

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    I use a dog nail clipper and just take the tip off, never had any bleeding. He doesn't like it but it helps when i go to feed them and he kicks me in the rear [​IMG]
     
  6. Toast n Jelly

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    Here ya go.........
     
  7. CANDLE98

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    Is there any way to de-spur a roo? Kinda like you de-horn a goat?
     
  8. Toast n Jelly

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    Quote:See my post above.
     
  9. CANDLE98

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    Well I am at work and you tube is restricted....boo... I am guessing that yes you can?
     
  10. Toast n Jelly

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    Quote:I sent a vidoe on how a guy does it by removing the spur by pushing it in and giving it a twirl.

    My choice at the time was baking a potatoe in the microwave and placing it on the spur (not too close to the skin) waiting awhile, twisting gently then pulling the spur off which leaves a tiny new spur which will grow out in time.

    If theres bleeding, just put some cornstarch on it. I had some minor bleeding which I covered with a pad and vetwrap and put him in a cage so that he wouldn't get it dirty and I wanted him to be quiet for awhile until he was back to normal. No big deal. It's a lot more professional to remove the spur than to just snip away at it.
     
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