Chicken Scratching in Nest Box and Making Her Toes Bleed

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 6RandomBrownLayers, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. 6RandomBrownLayers

    6RandomBrownLayers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2011
    So I put the chickens out this morning and began to clean the coops. One chicken from the other coop jumped in the nest box of the coop I was cleaning which is unusual because they usually get nervous/scared when I clean the coops and go somewhere else. She is just scratching with her feet in the nest box. She has removed the shavings from under her and is scratching the wood at the bottom. I noticed that one of her toes is bleeding right behind the nail/claw. Is there anything I can do to prevent this and/or help make sure her toe is alright? Thanks for any and all help.
  2. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 23, 2012
    My Coop
    Do her nails need trimmed?

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