Rooster spurs by age-how to take them off
It isn't always easy to tell the age of a rooster by his spurs.
Spurs are easily taken off without cutting them.
Thought some of this forums members might like to know how.
Have someone hold the rooster with his feet facing out.
Get a good hold of the foot with your fingers near where the spur begins. with small plyers, grasp the spur from about 1/2 inch from the foot. With good pressure, rotate the plyers about half way around. at first you will meet resistance, but then you will hear a "crunch" noise, and the spur will be off in your players.
Think of pointing your finger, then put the plyers so you come from the end of the finger (spur) so it is all insdie the plyers. Don't come from the sides of the spur.
Underneath, will be the new smaller spur with just a touch of blood on it. The new spur will not bleed or need to have anything put on it. It will be half the size of the old spur.
The rooster does't feel a thing.
This is a very humane and easy way to get rid of old pointy spurs.
For those of you who have horses, old spur tissue is like the chestnut on a horse leg.