Well, I brought home a Japanese today - baby doll of a hen! Don't know her exact age... Her nails were so long that the toes are actually curved. One toe is missing a nail completely. She's so sweet that she let me pick her up and trim her nails about 30 min. after I brought her home. I was able to take a good 1..5 " off. Any chance her toes will return to normal? Her movement isn't hampered at all, just these poor - not straight - toes. They curve to the side and even up a bit.... BTW: With dogs, we always called this a religious nail trim. That's when you yell: OMG!! and grab the clippers!