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Keep an eye on her toenails. They're on the long side, and they'll only get longer if she has soft footing for her gout.
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Keep an eye on her toenails. They're on the long side, and they'll only get longer if she has soft footing for her gout.


I will - thanks for the reminder.  Cutting nails will be another chicken "first" for me.

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Originally Posted by Sutremaine View Post

Keep an eye on her toenails. They're on the long side, and they'll only get longer if she has soft footing for her gout.


I will - thanks for the reminder.  Cutting nails will be another chicken "first" for me.

Trimming claws is easy. You will need a big towel, some guillotine dog claw trimmers, some stypic bleed stop powder or corn starch, (I use corn starch) and an alcohol wipe.

 

Towel up the bird and lay them in your lap on their back, feet up and their head at your belly. When the claws are really long like hers are, the blood vein is really close to the end of the claw. Some of your birds claws are going to need about 3/8ths or a bit more trimmed off. You can't just lop this all off at once because she will bleed heavily. So you will need trim her claws weekly, tiny bits at a time. Each trimming will cause the blood vein to retreat up the claw.

 

They will no doubt bleed a bit on this first trimming and maybe the second as well, so have your cornstarch ready. Just trim off about a 1/16 of an inch. If it bleeds, wipe the end with your alcohol wipe and then with a big pinch of the corn starch, pack the end of the claw really well. This will stop the bleeding. If it bleeds through, repack it. The claw will stop bleeding in a moment. Trim all of her claws in this fashion. Let her lay in your lap for a minute or two after all bleeding has stopped. Leave the corn starch on there and you can put her down somewhere clean for a while. The claws won't infect if she is in a clean area for an hour or so. They harden off quick.

 

Repeat this each week until the desired length is reached. Compare her nails to your other birds that have normal length claws. Then you will probably have to trim them every 8 weeks since she is not doing any scratching with her tender feet.

 

Good luck and keep us posted!! :-)

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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

Treating Sour Crop and Impacted Crop                                    Raising Quail

 

How to Treat Egg Binding in Hens 

 

Leg, Foot and Toe Issues in Poultry of All Ages

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post #14 of 14
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You read my mind - just the advice I needed!
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