1) What type of bird , and age? Winston is a year old Silkie rooster. 2) What is the problem with your bird? I believe his spurs need to be trimmed, as I am worried that he is spurring the hens while mating. 3) How long are the spurs? I would say that they are about an inch long. 4) What do you need to know? I need to know if it is necessary to trim his spurs, and I would also like to know how to trim his spurs in a way that does not hurt him, or make him bleed. Ive made many mistakes in the past. Thank you for your opinions and suggestions! Pictures can be added if requested, but I can ony take them tomarrow.