Chicken toe nail problems, really long! Pics

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by WriterofWords, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I brought my little white bantam cochin hen Show Off in because she has a bad wound on her back. While I was taking care of her I found out her toenails are extremely long, over an inch, and curly! She is on her roost all the time, she hates being on the ground. She only comes down to eat, drink, and dirt bathe. I'm going to start trimming them back but I wanted to show you all what they look like. She has extremely long feathers on her legs and feet so I couldn't see them until she was on my leg.
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  2. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

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    [​IMG] She needs a pedicure, and maybe some pink nail polish!!
     
  3. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Poor bird! That's the worst case of long nails I've ever seen! [​IMG]
     
  4. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I know it's awful and since she's always on her roost sitting on her feet I never noticed them!
     
  5. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

    May 20, 2008
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    See, that's what se gets for sitting around on her feet all day. Me, I sit on my donkey all day. It's grown to amazing proportions too!
     
  6. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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  7. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

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    Holy Moly! She's got some toenails! Maybe you can add some sand paper to the area she sits on the roost, so she can give herself a daily pedicure! [​IMG]

    edited to add... I wonder if the reason she stays on the roost is because it is uncomfortable to walk with her toenails? [​IMG] She may have toenails that grow faster than the ground can trim them, so it becomes to difficult to walk. ....just a thought.
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2010
  8. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    We started trimming last night, not a happy lady!
     
  9. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

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  10. SunnyChic

    SunnyChic Keep The Sunny Side Up

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    How did the nail trim go?
     

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