Removing rooster spurs. A tutorial with a video. Because Buck is such a nice rooster on the farm and he’s a good rooster for continued breeding program, I would rather remove his spurs then to butcher him…. Now before anybody gets all upset about removing the Spurs of a chicken, it is no different then tagging your cows ears or branding them or neutering your cat or dog. Is part of Farmlife!:
Frostbite in Backyard Chickens: Causes, Treatment & Prevention
In extremely cold weather, backyard chickens are at risk for frostbite, the possible consequences of which are pain, disfigurement, loss of mobility, decreased fertility in roosters and diminished egg production in hens. Mild cases are often unavoidable even given the best efforts of diligent chicken-keepers, but knowing the causes of frostbite, how to optimize a flock’s living conditions and how to treat frostbite if it occurs will limit the risks and consequences.