Grooming chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickennut, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. chickennut

    chickennut New Egg

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    I have a question about grooming my Silkies feet. She recently stopped laying on her eggs and was following me to the barn for spilled horse feed. I noticed she has this claw on one foot that is almost an inch long. Can you cut those claws or will it hurt her?

    I received some great information from this message board last year when I read of someone playing a radio loudly to scare away preditors. I'm happy to announce that REALLY works. Thanks.
     
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I use nail clippers on my girls' toenails. Just don't cut too far back or you'll get the quick.
     
  3. chickennut

    chickennut New Egg

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    Thanks! I was hoping it was kind of like cats & dogs. How about a Rooster's spur? A friend of mine has a rooster that's killed a hen because of his spurs. He's not a fighter, he's a sweet bird, it was just during mating he dug his spurs into her sides I guess. They are huge and sharp. Can we cut them back?

    Thanks a lot. Do you have silkies? We have Americaunas too. They really can be babies, can't they?
     

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