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Cut a chickens nails or do nothing?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AmsoilJim, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. AmsoilJim

    AmsoilJim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I just noticed one of my pearl leghorns has something strange going on. On the middle toe of both feet, the nail is about an inch or more long and when standing the nail and toe roll to one side.

    Should I clip these nails for her? And if so are they like a dogs nails and bleed if cut to short?
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes they will bleed if they're cut too short. Can you post a picture to see how long they are?
     
  3. AmsoilJim

    AmsoilJim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll get a picture tomorrow
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2017
  4. AmsoilJim

    AmsoilJim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Extra long nails
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    Second picture
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    Her sister with normal length nails
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  5. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, those should be cut
     
  6. AmsoilJim

    AmsoilJim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should I cut just a little at a time over the course of several weeks or cut like half of the long nails off at one time?
     
  7. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    You could it over like 2 weeks
     

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