spurs

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by gemma24, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my roosters spurs are curving into his leg, what should I do
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Trim them.
     
  3. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how? they are curving into his leg!
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Pictures? I"ve never seen a spur do that.
     
  5. sdm111

    sdm111 Overrun With Chickens

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    coping saw, hack saw blade, dremmil tool with cutoff wheel, pvc pipe cutter
     
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  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Is the tip actually embedded into the leg?
    Pics would help.

    This is just a guess as I've never seen or had to deal with this problem:
    You might need to cut the tip off as close as possible to where it is in the leg, just to relieve that part of the problem.
    Hopefully it won't also cut the blood vein in the spur.
    I might use a very, very sharp pair of small wire cutters or scissor type of toenail cutters....
    .......and be ready with some blood stop powder or cornstarch in case you hit the vein.
     
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  7. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will send a pic
     
  8. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    yes, do this.
     
  9. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the spur is embedded into his leg[​IMG]
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    So how about that pic?
     

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