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Thor broke a spur off, do I need to do anything?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gritsar, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I just realized that my rooster somehow broke a spur off. It's down to about 1/2" now. The remaining part of the spur has dried blood on it, but doesn't seem to be bothering him at all.
    Do I need to treat it with neosporin or anything?
    Just yesterday we were talking about how we need to trim his spurs. Guess he saved us the trouble on one of them.
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    Nah, he'll be fine. [​IMG]
  3. Cluckin'Along

    Cluckin'Along Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Exeter, RI
    If I remember right, you can grasp the Spur by the shaft and rotate and the entire outer "shell" can come off without damaging/hurting the Roo. Soooo, if Thor Broke his off, it shouldn't be much worse than that?
    I am basing this on what I've seen and watched though, I've never tried it personally.... Good Luck!!
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Well, I'm going to leave that one alone now since he already took care of it himself. We'll be taking the dremel tool to the other soon.
  5. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    Did you find the missing spur? Maybe in that cow that ate his food a day or so ago?
  6. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    Quote:Take the dremmel to both, you wouldnt want him walking around lopsided now would you? I forget is it cool to have only one spur on the right or left foot, and if its on the wrong foot, what will that say about THOR?
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Dutch lost an entire spur, down to where there is only a depression on the side of the leg now. No idea when or exactly how, but they sure manage to get themselves into such pickles.
  8. Boys will be boys.
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Quote:That's just so wrong MC, on so many levels. So, let me ask you...which foot do you have your spur on? [​IMG]
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
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