can you pain your chickens nails ?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Serama girl15, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. Serama girl15

    Serama girl15 In the Brooder

    Jan 20, 2015
    Will painting your chickens nails hurt them ?
  2. hennible

    hennible Crowing

    They do have sensitive respiratory systems... But I've seen pictures of it done, not that means anything positive...
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    No, it wont hurt them. Check out this Youtube video lol:
  4. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    I wouldn't try it. The fumes are pretty strong, and probably not healthy. Plus chickens like to peck interesting things, and might hurt their toes or end up consuming some of the paint that fakes off.
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

    Apr 11, 2011
    You can find polish that free of those awful chemicals (think childrens polish). I don't really see it being an issue if you're applying it in a well ventilated place, but I can just imagine how much fun the application would be! And, Princess Amri makes a great point. If the chicken with the painted nails doesn't mess with its mani, the others might start pecking it and cause problems.

    I have to ask, why do you want to paint their nails? I don't ask to be offensive, just out of pure curiosity. It's not something that I've ever thought to do. I have marked my chickens with a bit of Kool Aid or food dye to tell them apart, but that's about as crazy as I've gotten!
  6. Serama girl15

    Serama girl15 In the Brooder

    Jan 20, 2015
    I have seen pictures and I love painting nails I sometimes paint my dogs nails so i didn't know if you could do it with chickens or not I've seen pictures and I think it looks cute

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