Is this an infection?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lollidella64, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. Lollidella64

    Lollidella64 New Egg

    Nov 22, 2016
    I noticed my chicken started limping and I realized her nail is both long and discolored, I am not sure whether it is simply a case of nail growth that can be solved or if it something I should be worried about. Any information/advice is appreciated
  2. PeepersMama

    PeepersMama Living in a galaxy far, far away...

    Looks like all they need is a good trim. They aren't discolored; white and blue/black nails are normal with slate footed birds.
  3. azygous

    azygous Flock Master

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    Yep. Normal nails. When you go to trim them, go very slow. Snip a tiny bit at a time until you see a "dot". That will tell you you're nearing the quick. Don't go any beyond that or you'll strike blood.

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