How often do you cute your ducks nails if at all?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cat1994, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It seems like I have to cute my lil call ducks nails about every other week b/c they grow like crazy. Especially my white duck Angels nails they grow a lot. Does anyone else have to cute their ducks nails often?
     
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I've never cut my duck's nails. I wonder what is considered too long? [​IMG]
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I've never cut my ducks nails either, and you know Muscovies have some pretty nice nails.
     
  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:They sure do! VERY nice nails!!!!
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I don't cut my runners' nails. The only time I considered it was when they were adolescents, and climbing all over me when I cleaned the brooder in my pedal pushers.

    I guess they're called capri pants now.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:Amiga, you are showing your age. [​IMG] well I remember back in the olden days we use to call the pedal pushers too.
     
  7. LemonDoodles

    LemonDoodles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Clam diggers?
     
  8. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Amiga, you are showing your age. [​IMG] well I remember back in the olden days we use to call the pedal pushers too.

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    I trimmed one of my runners nails once. He was limping and after catching and confining him, it looked like his nails were very long. My DH, unwillingly, clipped the nails while I held him. I did give him the choice though.[​IMG]
     
  9. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

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    I cut mine before every show and in between if they need it...I consider the nails to be too long if they are becoming crooked or interfering with walking in any way, or setting the duck back onto its heels and making it walk not quite right. I cut them as short as the quicks will allow for.
     
  10. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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