Is this an infection?

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

  1. Lollidella64

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    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
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  2. PeepersMama

    PeepersMama Overrun With Chickens

    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

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    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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