Can I paint my chickens nails?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ChickenLilly, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. ChickenLilly

    ChickenLilly Out Of The Brooder

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    can i paint my chickens nails without them pecking at it?
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Probably not. Chickens are attracted to colors and just like to peck.

    If you want to try it, skip the red/pink/orange colors and go for a blue, green or maybe some dark, dark color that looks brownish. Not as fun, I know.
     
  3. post pics and let us know how it goes
     
  4. MamaChicken4

    MamaChicken4 Out Of The Brooder

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    They constantly peck my toes when I have them painted... So I'd assume they would all peck each other's feet. That could get a little rough. [​IMG]
     
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  5. Blammmo

    Blammmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, no and just plain no........
     
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  6. TaraBellaBirds

    TaraBellaBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2 ^
     
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  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Purely out of curiosity and no judgement on my part but why would you want to paint their nails?

    I would probably go with No also, I agree that they would try and peck it off their own nails and each others and I am pretty sure that it would not be very healthy if they ate it, possibly toxic.
     
  8. ChickenLilly

    ChickenLilly Out Of The Brooder

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    haha, me and a friend did it a while ago with her chickens. we painted bright pink and red nail polish on the hens, but i was never told how they reacted to it afterwards. i though it would be fun and look cool on my chickens! plus, i would have some glamour hens!
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  9. Mah1Mah1

    Mah1Mah1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think cosmetics are a bit to much for chickens. I don't think chickens would enjoy human beauty treatments...
     
  10. GuineaFowling

    GuineaFowling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guinea fowl peck each others nails in an affectionate manner. I always stop them because once my guinea hen chipped her nail, it was only chipped a tiny bit but it wouldn't stop bleeding. She had to have a bandage on her toe for a week. I wouldn't paint their nails as the human cosmetics can be toxic and also if they start pecking one anothers nails and manage to harm each other you will have a huge problem.
     

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