Clipping nails

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by JupiterFarmer, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. JupiterFarmer

    JupiterFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does any one clip their flock's nails and how often. We got some younging though the get a couple hours of free range time and spend most of it scratcing on dirt their claws are still sharp.

    I have a 2 inch long scratch now because one climb onto my head after I finished doctoring it's cuts
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    I clip some of my bantams that are in breeding pens. I only do it about every 2 or 3 months.
     
  3. JupiterFarmer

    JupiterFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww no one else yet?
     
  4. Chicken03

    Chicken03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens nails stay pretty short from all the scratching they do.
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    No I do not. I think with all the scratching they do in the dirt they don't need it.
     
  6. JupiterFarmer

    JupiterFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm really starting to wish that my dad finish their run
     
  7. vermontgal

    vermontgal Chillin' With My Peeps

    My chicken's nails got pretty long in the winter. Now that they are able to go outside again, they are filing them back down. I am thinking that for next winter I will put concrete pavers or some rough surface over part of the coop floor, and toss the scratch grains there = chicken toenail files. Much better/easier than clipping.

    My dog files her own nails because I trained her to scratch at a board with sandpaper glued to it. - like this: http://www.shirleychong.com/keepers/nailfile.html
     

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