Rooster's spurs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cbdeajr, May 2, 2009.

  1. cbdeajr

    cbdeajr New Egg

    Oct 11, 2007
    Perry, MO
    My rooster spurs are getting very long and I was wondering how to cut or trim them down. I am afraid he will spur the grandchildren and then its the soup pot for him.
    Last edited: May 2, 2009
  2. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    I heard of removing spurs by using a hott potato in this book but I never heard of anyone actually doing it
  3. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    I cut my rooster's spurs with pruners. I know... sounds weird but those things are thick and the pruners seem to do the trick! You don't need to cut them really short, and make sure you don't cut down so far that he starts to bleed. Think of it as a big chicken toenail. [​IMG]
  4. cbdeajr

    cbdeajr New Egg

    Oct 11, 2007
    Perry, MO
  5. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    You can pull the spur off like a shell...
    its pretty cool.
    (it leaves a smaller less dull one)
    When it is off it looks like the spur shell is a hollow horn.
  6. jprice2ndlt

    jprice2ndlt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2009
    Hodges, S.C.
    I saw a guy use a pair of pliers and twist them off. you have to be careful though. if you do it right the chickens dont seem to mind too much.
  7. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
  8. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    There's videos of the "use pliers to twist off the shell" method on you tube.

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