Do I have to cut my chickens claws?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by HappyClucker7, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. HappyClucker7

    HappyClucker7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! So, my Australorp Peppa stepped on my foot yesterday and it really hurt. [​IMG]I looked at her feet and her nails were really long. Then I looked at my other girl's feet and they also had really long claws. Do I have to cut their claws, or will my chickens just file them down on their own?

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  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can you post a picture of how long they are? What are they walking in in their run/yard?
     
  3. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they do get too long,yes.You dont want them to get to long and begin curling,they can get snagged.If they have dirt and things to scratch for,they usually stay filed down.
     
  4. HappyClucker7

    HappyClucker7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll try to post a picture. But if they are too long, how would I cut them?
     
  5. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    You can use dog nail clippers, or toenail clippers
     
  6. HappyClucker7

    HappyClucker7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are just walking in dirt and some shavings by the way. And sometimes I through some dried grass in there.
     
  7. HappyClucker7

    HappyClucker7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I'll, definately try that. Thanks!
     
  8. aart

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  9. TalkALittle

    TalkALittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a dremel on my girls' nails.
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Me too, well on dog-haven't needed to trim birds, coarse drum sander...makes for a much smaller bleed if you go too far.
     

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