Croocked toe nails on BRIR OK?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by L&Schickens, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    I just got some bantam Rhode Island reds forma very nice ol' guy, and he told me that the long croocked toe nails were ok. I think I need to trim them (Over time of course) to get them normal looking, but he said I din't need to. I want to take them to a show, and just have them look good over all.
    To trim or not to trim, that is the question.

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    I will try and get more toe pictures later. Right now it is muddy and nasty out and they have been playing in the mud. [​IMG]
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    trim them! That looks painful. usually when a bird has long nails like that, it means they were raised in a wire cage. They cant get to the ground to scratch and wear down the nails.
     
  3. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    That's what I though!!

    He did say they had never been outside. Well, they have now! They dind't know what to do with them selves. They didn't really have a dust bath, As we have mud and grass right now, but they were so happy to have grass and be able to walk around semi freely. I will let them out with the rest of the flock next week after they get use to it here.

    OK, then a gradual dremilling they will get. Good to know. [​IMG]
     

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