Rooster's spurs "HELP"

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Barnyard, May 11, 2008.

  1. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    Ok, I decided I was big and that I needed to trim my boy's spur's. So I grab the cuter pliers and grab me a chicken and I commence to cutting. I was having to twist and cut at the same time and the whole thing came off..... [​IMG] I am not sure if that was suppose to happen. The spur was bleeding so I put some cornstarch on there to try and stop the bleeding. Now they look sharper than they were......... Some body "HELP"
     
  2. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, you need to cut them off, not snip them off. You ended up twisting the husk off, which left the inner core. Don't worry about the bleeding. The spur will get hard again fairly quick now, and will be sharp. After it fully hardens up, you will be able to blunt it with a file, but you won't be able to cut it until it grows out again. You can see detailed instructions on my site HERE . Good luck!
     
  3. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    Well I kinda figured that I did something wrong but wasn't sure. Thanks for your help.

    What do you use to cut them with? They are super hard to cut.
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2008
  4. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It isn't necessarily wrong, some people prefer to slip them off. If you read the link I posted, you will find all you need to know to trim spurs. Good luck!
     
  5. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    I did. Thankyou very much that helps alote.!
     
  6. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    thanks for the pictures. I am still confused as to exactly what kind of cutting tool to use. I picture of the whole tool would help.

    My Rusty's spurs are getting sharp. He is already fighting with the ducks. I'd sure hate for me or "Rose's Human Hen" to be next.

    thanks!
     
  7. BlackSilkey

    BlackSilkey Out Of The Brooder

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    FisherMOM you file them down not trim or with sissors just a file.
     
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  8. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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  9. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    Thanks unicorn and silkie!!!

    Oh Boy.. Rusty is really gonna hate on me now! [​IMG]
     
  10. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

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