caked mud and or poop on toe nails

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Arthur, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Arthur

    Arthur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of my girls have what appears to be mud and or poop caked over some of there nails. It is very hard. Should I be getting this off ? Was wondering if it cause some type of constriction issue on the toes ie. circulation. thanks !!
     
  2. Arthur

    Arthur Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Get your chickens and soak their feet in lukewarm water for about 5 minutes. I use a little dawn dish detergent. Then you can peel the cacked mud and poop off. Keep on eye on their toes on a daily basis.
     
  4. tclegg

    tclegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes-that's what I would do--use dawn or even Ivory and make sure to check them
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have had that too. I put pans of water out for them and they like to wade in the water which soaks their feet.
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    Last edited: Jun 15, 2011
  6. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:Great idea. I do the same thing as well.
     
  7. Arthur

    Arthur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you !!!!
     
  8. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been thinking of getting a wading pool for mine. Its hotter than three hells with a lid on it down here.
     
  9. Rocky Top Chick

    Rocky Top Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. R.M. Hens

    R.M. Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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