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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickens rule123, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. chickens rule123

    chickens rule123 In the Brooder

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    Does anyone know the purpose of spurs on a rooster?[​IMG]
     

  2. Tish54

    Tish54 Hatching

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    Don't know the purpose, but I have a mixed breed rooster who stuck his spurs into me one too many times. I snipped his spurs yesterday. He's still angry, but otherwise doing fine.
     
  3. WhetzelMomma

    WhetzelMomma Songster

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    I don't know if this is the only "why" but one reason is for protection. They use them to fight off predators and rivals.
     
  4. JasperCountyNative

    JasperCountyNative In the Brooder

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    fighting/sparring with other roosters
     
  5. Crack N' Egg

    Crack N' Egg Songster

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    Fighting, kicking, inflicting pain on it's target [​IMG]
     

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