Trimming Spurs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Frozen Feathers, May 8, 2007.

  1. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    I've never had a rooster with spurs as sharp as this guys. Can and how do I trim them?? Thanks, I'd appreciate any advice!
  2. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

    Jan 15, 2007
    Shepherdstown, WV
    There was an article in Backyard Poultry this month about this subject, see if you can pick up a copy somewhere, it has a picture of a Polish on the cover.
    One thing I remember they suggested was to use those electrical wire caps (the twist on colorful ones you find in any hardware store) on the ends of the spurs. Hope this helps!
  3. akcskye

    akcskye Songster

    Apr 11, 2007
    Mud that's a great idea about the plastic caps, I'll do that next time and see.

    As to the original question, I just took some dog trimmers to Billy's spurs tonight and just took off enough to get the "point" dulled.

    One I got a little bit of liquid/blood and put flour on it, the other one came off fine.

    I barely cut any off, so I wouldn't suggest going "too" low...his spurs are white and what I thought was the quick (much lower than it obviously was) apparently was just do enough to get the points off until you know where the quick is.


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