Rooster Spurs

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by gboston1970, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. gboston1970

    gboston1970 Out Of The Brooder

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    Spurs from our 3 year old Rooster Festus, We built a more secure coop so I decided to remove them for his comfort while walking, but these were his dagers of death, He has killed 2 squirrels, 1 possum, and hurt the neighbours scottish terrier, but he is the best Rooster I have ever had around my kids he will even protect them, thats how the terrier got his butt whooped he came up barking at my daughter while she was on the swing set and Festus thought the dog was a threat to my daughter.​
     
  2. Christie Rhae

    Christie Rhae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    holy cow! How did you remove them? I have a 6 month old marans who is getting his spurs.
     
  3. shober

    shober Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hail to Festus!! He is an awesome protector!! I've had roosters like this before and they are worth their weight in gold! So protective.......everything you want in a husband!!! Keep him close to the yard.
     
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Dang! He had a set for sure!
     
  5. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    How did you remove them? My jumbo Cochin has spurs that are 3 inches long and he doesn't use them, but they do slow him down.
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  6. Snowygirl

    Snowygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow. Big. Spurs. [​IMG]
     
  7. gboston1970

    gboston1970 Out Of The Brooder

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    Just have someone hold the Rooster then hold one leg at a time, place a pair of pliers around the spur close to the leg and slowly twist, kinda like removing a bottle top and the come right off, very little or no blood, then we spray some wound care on it just for percautionary purposes.
     
  8. Dowie

    Dowie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]I thought they could bleed to death if you did that, that they aren't fingernails, but actually bones? Obviously not. I am confused....
     
  9. gboston1970

    gboston1970 Out Of The Brooder

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    check out this video this is how it should be done. kind of like removing a fingernail
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2012
  10. Christie Rhae

    Christie Rhae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG ouch! I bookmarked that vid so I can refer back when it is time to de-spur my roosters.
     

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