I have some chickens, American Game mostly, that have spurs that cause issues of one sort or another. A four year old cock has spurs that may pose a risk for hens in a breeding pen and are approaching point where his ability to ambulate is compromised. The hens are having troubles during incubation as they experience a high rate of egg breakage and poor hatch of eggs that remain. To correct I am trimming spurs. The cock's spurs will be trimmed using a hacksaw. Effort dawn at dawn when air cool and gut empty to minimize stress. TRIMMING WITH A HACKSAW Over-sized spur approaching 4" long. Cut to between 0.75 and 1" from base. Hacksaw used. Ideally two people would do work to mitigate stress. Start of cutting process showing nick. After spur trimmed back. Bleeding minimal and stopped withing just a couple minutes. Both spurs shown after trimming. Trimmings showing asymmetry from combination of cutting location and differences in spurs before procedure started. Smaller closer to natural as wore closer to normal. My son will now use the trimmings as part of his dinosaur DNA experiments.