SPURS??? can you cutem off?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DixieDame67, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. DixieDame67

    DixieDame67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two roosters of mine have really long spurs , can i snip them back , are they like a toenail with a quick?? Thanks for any suggestions
     
  2. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will bleed if you snip too much off. I use a dog nail clipper and just take off like an inch or so. Just enough to take the point off. They grow back pretty quick so you will have to keep trimming them
     
  3. DixieDame67

    DixieDame67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    even if there like 3-4 inches long??? i never noticed until other day , cuz ive had to catch them to put vaseline on there combs and waddles, looks to me life if they got them hung on something that would really hurt.....I have the pedi paws tool LOL reckon i could file them down some [​IMG]
     
  4. bumblebeehillschickenfarm

    bumblebeehillschickenfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On the spurs get a pair of pliers and grab hold of the spur half way down and twist and the spur will pop right off about 1/2 inch. The spur is like a cap and it comes off pretty easy.
     
  5. Big Red

    Big Red Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Here's what you do. Don't file them or cut them! You might need someone else to help you so the bird does not get stressed. Press at the base of the skin of the spur all the way around>then hold the foot firm and twist the spur in a clock to anti-clock wise motion until it becomes loose then pull it off. In some cases you might have to pinc the spur a bit to loosen it. It will bleed and this is totally normal!! Once this is done you will find that there is a new spur already there or starting to form.

    Good luck! Keep me informed as to how you did if you decide to try this.
     
  6. yab

    yab Out Of The Brooder

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    is there something wrong with allowing the spur to grow out to its natural length? though we don't encounter very many predators, i feel safer knowing my ahki has his full grown spurs just in case...
     
  7. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Quote:That is right I saw a video I think on utube once of a guy who just twisted it right off, no problem no bleeding and the Roo was calm as he could be. try to search for it.

    AL
     
  8. DixieDame67

    DixieDame67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well i was just wondering, to me they look painful that long, i was just thinking when my toe nails get to long they hurt hahaha.....but i will try the method of twisting them off, also i worry they might hurt my girls , if i have time tomorrow ill take photos, honestly i had NO idea they got that long
     
  9. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If you handle or show poultry it is a good idea to cut the point off to keep from sticking someone or yourself. I just cut the piont off about 1/4 inch or less.
     
  10. Big Red

    Big Red Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:We pulled them off a friends Buff Laced Polish that was about 3-4" long and the bird took it pretty well. Didn't make a noise....I trust that it should work out smooth for you.
     

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