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Nail/Beak Trimming?

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

  1. chickencoop789

    chickencoop789 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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

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