Rooster's spur is black and bleeding, need help.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Eel Noob, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. Eel Noob

    Eel Noob Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 28, 2008
    I feel really bad for the the AGB I just bought today, it's spurs are black and look like scabs. While he was struggling while I was taking him out of the cage his spurs must of hit each other or hit the cage and was bleeding pretty bad. Any suggestions on how about should I handle this? I was told I can pull out the whole spur out but that seems very painful.

    Here are a few photos.




  2. JHorn91180

    JHorn91180 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2011
    Northeast KY
    Not sure but spurs are not that fragile. R u sure they havnt been cut? Odd that both were injured at the same time as well. As far as treating them I have had hundreds and hundreds of chickens over the years and have never experienced this type of injury with any of them so have no clue on what to do for the poor guy.
  3. Frizzle13

    Frizzle13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2012
    I've had a lot of Roos but never a bleeding spur and they're not normally that delicate. I would try some sudocrem or Vaseline.
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    One of my roosters lost a spur while fighting a few months ago. It looked like the right hand spur of the roo in your pic. I cleaned it up and applied some antibiotic cream to the area. He didn't appreciate my messing with him, but it healed well and the spur is showing signs of growing again. If you want to I can post a pic for you?
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2012
  5. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Chicken Obsessed

    Jun 14, 2012
    Tasmania. Australia
    Some people remove the spurs. Just google it to see the potato method.if there is a lot of blood dip it in cayenne pepper to stem the bleeding. My Wyandotte lost half a toe fighting with a considerably larger buff Sussex . He had a bit of a limp for a while, but has healed nicely.
  6. Eel Noob

    Eel Noob Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 28, 2008
    Thanks for the comments everyone. I'm hoping it's just from previous owner removing the spurs. Anyone know how long till it heals back to normal?
  7. ZaidAseels

    ZaidAseels New Egg

    Oct 19, 2014
    U should just put some medicine on the will heal within 2 days
  8. StephensonC

    StephensonC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 14, 2014
    Richmond, Va
    It looks like the previous owners tried to cut them and wasn't successful. I would put some antibiotic cream on it. Should heal just fine.

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