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does anyone trim there silkie toe nails. my hens and rooster have nails over a inch long. coffee county fair in tenn and poultry show is sept 19 through sept 24.


Edited by bigdawg - 9/17/11 at 4:19pm
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post #2 of 7

I trim my Silkies nails all the time.
I have a pet strength nail trimmer. if you clean off their feet, you can see where the "quick" is (the part that supplys the blood).
So trim them at the tip and do not hit the "quick". Mine are calm an relaxed and i raised them to b use to me cleaning and trimming, so they sit for me nicely.
If yours don't sit still, you may have to wrap them in a towel and put them in a football hold, or get someone else to help you.
If you happen to make it bleed, press the toe in flour and that should help stop the bleeding smile

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ok thanks

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post #4 of 7

I bought dog nail clippers from the feed store (pet section). They work fine. Just only cut the very ends off and have blood stop powder ready in case you can't stop bleeding (they are not supposed to bleed but apparently it is very difficult to stop if it starts).

Oh - I just read the post above- yes flour should work too. I have never used it though. I know my blood stop powder works.

If you need to cut more, wait a couple of weeks and trim some more (very small amount) as the quick will recede as you keep trimming. BUT if you trim all at once it might make them bleed.

My silkies are the only ones who get trimmed around here- I guess they don't scratch the ground enough?


Edited by ChickensAreSweet - 9/17/11 at 5:04pm

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ok. very good info

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post #6 of 7

Hi, we have a silkie girl 2 1/2 y.o and have never trim her nails, I noticed that her back toe's nail is starting to curl. What can I do?

I feel bad for no trimming her nails before. Any suggestions?
 

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Originally Posted by misseispollitas View Post

Hi, we have a silkie girl 2 1/2 y.o and have never trim her nails, I noticed that her back toe's nail is starting to curl. What can I do?

I feel bad for no trimming her nails before. Any suggestions?
 


see my post #4 above - you can trim them once a week or so very small amounts at a time to prevent bleeding and the quick will recede

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