Thursday, October 3, 2013

Rooster Spurs 101

Rooster Spurs 101
by Jennifer Sartell from Iron Oak Farm
I was recently telling the story of a particularly "angry bird" to a friend who has kept chickens for over 40 years. He laughed at my "soft, newbie" decision to keep a mean rooster, and sided with my dad's suggestion of adding him to Sunday's supper after he laid into my calf with one of his spurs. Then he suggested something I hadn't thought of.

"You could have trimmed his spurs." "Can you do that?" I asked. Indeed you can (but there are a few things to consider)!
Read more on trimming "roo-spurs," including tips and important considerations ...