Trimming a roo's spurs?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by happyhens120, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. happyhens120

    happyhens120 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a roo that's pretty friendly, but I also have a three year old son. They are never out at the same time without my supervision because of obvious reasons. Duke's never shown any signs of aggressiveness, but I was wondering if I could trim his spurs and if anyone's ever done it before?

    I trim my dog's nails with a Dremel tool, and have had nothing but good results... no bleeding, no taking too much nail off. I've trimmed them this way since he was a pup so he's used to it now.

    I was thinking about trimming my roo's spurs this way also... thoughts?? [​IMG]
     
  2. myhubbycallsmechickeemama

    myhubbycallsmechickeemama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I watched a video on YouTube where they just twisted the spurs off? I'll see if I can find it again.
     
  3. myhubbycallsmechickeemama

    myhubbycallsmechickeemama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They say you should twist them off opposed to clipping them. HTH! [​IMG]
     
  4. MEchickenfarmer33

    MEchickenfarmer33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hahahaha i am thinking of getting a rooster and i was gonna name him Duke. great name for a goat too. i would definitely take his spurs off for the safety of your son. i have a 5 year old sister and i am wondering whether i should take to spurs off of my rooster when i get him. definitely check the Youtube video first. DUKE LOVE THE NAME [​IMG]!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. happyhens120

    happyhens120 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! He looks like a Duke, doesn't he? [​IMG]

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  6. KDailey

    KDailey Crazy Cochin Lady

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    Twist them off?? That doesn't sound too good
     
  7. turbodog

    turbodog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've checked out youtube videos of twisting off the spur. Seems to be fairly simple and of little stress to the roo.
     
  8. KDailey

    KDailey Crazy Cochin Lady

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    and they just pop off??
     
  9. turbodog

    turbodog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yep. Until I watched the video I didn't realize it could come off like that.

     
  10. hisdaughter

    hisdaughter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In this websites search bar type in removing a roos spurs with a baked potato..there is an explanation of how to do it and I heard from another person that it works great. Good luck
     

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