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?
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Just don't hit the quick! Good luck.
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    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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