I think this is the right place to post.. I filed down my chickies claws today, I have heard of others doing this and well they were sharp so I figured I'd go for it.. I have also heard of people possibly filing the top beak up a little bit. I can see where it goes from the orangey beak color to a clear-ish finger nail looking color. It kind of seems like growing a little, weird. She is a house chicken, even though she gets outside time everyday and I leave the back door open for her as she pleases. Except at night.. A giant roach flew in the other night and so I close the back door now when the sun goes down... Anyways, am I having to up-keep with these because she is inside most of the time and nature can't file them down fo her? And also how do I go about doing her beak? When I got her large talons earlier, I just laid her on her back in my lap and put a cloth over her head and if she squirmed i'd rub her belly. just put her on her back again, i guess? Anybody else have experience? I have one of those regular metal nail files to use for her.