Clip chicken claws?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by itoismycat, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. itoismycat

    itoismycat Hatching

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    Our chicken has one claw on each foot that has gotten long, and it seems that it is causing her some problems walking. Is there a way to clip her claws without harming her?
     
  2. clickie

    clickie Songster

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    I just use clippers for dogs and that. I only trim away a little bit of the nail each time. It won't hurt her if you don't cut too far down.
     
  3. lunkerchicken

    lunkerchicken Songster

    I am relatively new to chickens - does this need to be done or won't them scratching around all day keep there nails within reason?
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  4. clickie

    clickie Songster

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    I'm not really sure but I would think that their nails would file down as they run around. If they get to long you can always just clip them.
     

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