long toe nails?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by amber t, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. amber t

    amber t Out Of The Brooder

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    Just bought seven hens (2 arconas, 3 turkens, 1 polish, and 1 dom). They are not laying like my BO, but who can!! The previous owner said they were molting, they also had tics, so I'm working on that and they are already looking better. They are shiney and have new feathers coming in. Then I noticed they all have really really long toe nails, up to two inches! What is that all about? Are they older, is it a reslut of feed and environment? He didn't have a roo so I think they came from the feed store.
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  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    They may not have been able to scratch around in the dirt. You could trim them if they seem overly long, don't cut the quick though. If they have access to dirt they will probably wear them down on their own.
     
  3. amber t

    amber t Out Of The Brooder

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    That is kinda what I was thinking, they came from a nice lush yard, and I figured I would trim them sometime. Was just curious about it. Thanks
     

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