craaaazy curled toes and toenails

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nuchickontheblock, May 30, 2012.

  1. I have a 2 1/2 year old hen whose toes seem to be curling and getting deformed in a way that is different from my other girls. (reminds me of my grammy's bunion/hammer toes). She is walking, jumping etc normally.

    Also, they all have long nails, despite being out free ranging and scratching. My Lady with the curling toes - the nails are almost getting to the point where they could cut her leg/other toe.

    I was going to wrap them in a towel and cut their nails -- anything special to watch out for as far as how short to cut?
    Thanks
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Just don't hit the quick! Good luck.
     
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Have flour handy if you do cut into the quick.

    My Orp hen had that curly corkscrew nails from all winter....funny how she can get around! I wrapped her in the towel, lay her on her back and use dog nail clipper, cut little by little until I see pink OR the circular oval patten meaning you are getting very close to the quick.
     
  4. Thanks! I'll be careful.
    :)
     

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