rooster spurs

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by autumn11, May 28, 2011.

  1. autumn11

    autumn11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My roosters spurs are getting big can I file them down with a nail filer if not can you tell me a way to shorten his spurs
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2011
  2. GiddyMoon

    GiddyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can just twist them off with your hands or with pliers..

     
  3. chicken delighted

    chicken delighted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this really works [​IMG] i have done it and it is the best way to get rid of them and it really does not bother the rooster
     
  4. CariLynn

    CariLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    While I held our roo, my husband firmly grabbed his spurs with a pair of pliers and popped them off. Simple and easy. But have a little blood stop powder as they will ooze off and on and turn a dark color or blackish, but this is normal.
     
  5. AprilKY

    AprilKY Out Of The Brooder

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    Will the spurs grow back?
     
  6. GiddyMoon

    GiddyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep..and then you do it again when they get too long
     
  7. AprilKY

    AprilKY Out Of The Brooder

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    Thx!
     
  8. Oghdoff

    Oghdoff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I remember when I was a kid (and cock fighting was legal [​IMG] ) some folks my mother worked for had roos. They used a hack saw to cut the spurs. They also had something they put on the cut for bleeding. I was maybe 9 at the time not sure what it was.
     
  9. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does this methoud take the spur allt he way back or a little at a time?
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