Trim spurs or not?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by lishah2000, May 14, 2010.

  1. lishah2000

    lishah2000 Songster

    I have a rooster that just doesn't fight with the other roos, so his spurs are close to two inches long. He free ranges and doesn't use them to fight or go after people, so I have left them. My other boys spar through the fence, and end up breaking theirs and they stay short.

    But I'm going to be putting some hens with him in the next few days and don't want him to hurt the hens with those spurs. Should I trim them? He is very protective of all the babies, (even the teenage boys) so I depend on him to take care of any dangers.

  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    I would trim them, just to be on the safe side.
  3. lovinlife

    lovinlife Songster

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