Nail Trimming

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickgirl11, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. chickgirl11

    chickgirl11 Out Of The Brooder

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    My 3 week olds need their nails trimmed. How can I do that best and what do I need to do it with? How often should the nails be trimmed?[​IMG]
     
  2. Lisa202

    Lisa202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if this is good with 3 week olds, and if I'm wrong, I hope more experienced chicken owners will correct me, but I just read that you should put a cinder block in the coop or run so that the chickens can file their beeks and toe nails, so maybe you can put something smaller in your brooder...like a small patio block or something.
     
  3. chickgirl11

    chickgirl11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. That'll do for now until someone tells me how to trim them with nail clippers. I also have a bird perch covered in sand paper.
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I never trim my chickens' nails- they scratch in the dirt and sticks.
     
  5. Bat Cave Silkies

    Bat Cave Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 11, 2010
    Bat Cave, NC
    I do trim my Silkies nails....but only when they need it, and that's never been before the age of 6 months. They keep them fairly worn down just from everyday usage.

    When I do have to trim them, prior to a show, or if I notice they're exceedingly long--I use dog toenail clippers....the scissor type. I've also used my husbands Dremel power tool (but don't tell him) [​IMG]
     
  6. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've only clipped nails on a 4 month old but be very careful and make sure you have quik-stop first because if cut too short they can bleed to death!
     

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