can you cut the chickens toe nails?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Ncsiwolf, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Ncsiwolf

    Ncsiwolf Out Of The Brooder

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    my kids and I are getting scratch up. how and can you cut them?[​IMG]
     
  2. RHRanch

    RHRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    You can trim them, but not too short. If you cut them too short, they can bleed. I have heard of some birds going into shock and dying from that. I use guillutine style small dog toenail clippers and trim just the front edge of each nail when they get too long. My birds free range, so long nails are usually only a problem on old or confined birds.
     
  3. Ncsiwolf

    Ncsiwolf Out Of The Brooder

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    they are free range too i will try that thank you
     

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