spurs,2

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by gemma24, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi, my roosters spur is embedded in his leg and he is only standing on one foot, what should I do? I can also take a picture if needed.
     
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He stabbed the other leg and it caught, if I'm reading it right. If that is the case catch him and pull it out and treat the wound. If it went all the way through you should cut the part sticking out the other side first Letting him stand there and waiting for it to come out may lead him to cause more damage. And you would still have to catch him and treat the wound. A picture would help.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Picture?
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm assuming the spur grew in a circle and is going back into the leg? I've had that happen, you need to trim the spur and remove the embedded piece.
     
  5. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oldhenlikesdog is right, sorry I could not take the picture, I was a ballet practice for a while so I will take a picture tomorrow. and when I do, what should I cut the spurs with? I have a friend that said I could use their goat nail clippers but I'm not sure what do you think?
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    You will need to use something you can open and get around it. A dog nail trimmer, hoof nipper, or even a good wire cutting pliers. Cut about in the middle, have either a kwik stop type product on hand for bleeding, or something like flour or corn starch. Try to avoid cutting the quick but be prepared for it. Just press that stuff onto the bleeding stub. You will have to see how damaged the leg is, but it should heal up without any intervention. Spurs should be checked and trimmed about twice a year to avoid it happening again.
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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  8. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well... I think I'm good now...[​IMG]
     
  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Would love to see those pics....and how you resolved this issue.
     
  10. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok here they are. and I will be getting the dog nail clippers on Thursday to cut the spurs.
     

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