extremly long toenails!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Angeljim95, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. Angeljim95

    Angeljim95 Out Of The Brooder

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    I need help, the trio of silkies I bought today have extremly long nails, any links or info on how to clip them would be greatly thanked!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Just like a dog or cats...Dont cut to far as you will cut the quick ( vein) in the nail. Use a bright light to work with so you can see the quick more clearly through the nail ( if they are white nails). Black nails...flip it's foot so you can underneath the toe nails before cutting... I use baby clippers...
     
  3. GA_in_GA

    GA_in_GA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you trim their beaks?
     
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    blkpoodles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i agree with sonew. i'm a groomer so its easy for me. if you do accidently quick them and you dont have any quick stop, use flower
     
  5. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:Same thing Ga...I do it all the time..Hold the bird in one arm and slowly put clippers under long beak-CLIP! bye bye over growth:) Once in a while I recruite DH to hold bird so I can hold beak and clip-easy peasy:)
     
  6. GA_in_GA

    GA_in_GA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Same thing Ga...I do it all the time..Hold the bird in one arm and slowly put clippers under long beak-CLIP! bye bye over growth:) Once in a while I recruite DH to hold bird so I can hold beak and clip-easy peasy:)

    Thank you. I figured it would be the same way. I tried finding a silkie spa, but the town I live near must be too small. [​IMG]
     

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