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How do I clip my roosters toe nails

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SimonRooster, May 5, 2015.

  1. SimonRooster

    SimonRooster Out Of The Brooder

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    How do I clip my rooster's toe nails? They have gotten too long and are starting to curl...
     
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can use regular nail clippers or pet nail clippers. Just don't clip too short or they will bleed just like a dog's nails will bleed if they are cut too short. Look for the vain in the nail and just clip the tip of the nail off. If it does happen to bleed a little you could use flower to stop the bleeding.
     
  3. TalkALittle

    TalkALittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can also grind them if you have a Dremel. It goes much faster and there's less chance you'll quick the nail.
     
  4. SimonRooster

    SimonRooster Out Of The Brooder

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    Great, thanks! I just wanted to make sure his nails wouldn't bleed.
     
  5. faro

    faro Out Of The Brooder

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    My rooster is tearing up my hens! Not a one has feathers on their backs. It's hard to see them this way.
     
  6. birds4kids

    birds4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In cases like this would it be beneficial to give them some scratch grains on a more abrasive surface? Get them to file them down the natural way.
     

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