Nail/Beak Trimming?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickencoop789, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. chickencoop789

    chickencoop789 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2012
    New Jersey
    How do you know if your chickens nails/beaks need a trimming?
  2. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    If your hens are free range and scratch around a lot, I wouldn't worry about nails or beaks. If they have been cooped up for some time, you'll notice a distinct curl starting to happen in the nails, and the top part of the beak will begin to look like a fairly extreme "overbite." Wish I had some photos for you.
  3. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 30, 2012
    River Valley, AR

    Ditto. If your birds are not caged, most likely they don't need trimming.

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