Nail trimming?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Nicole01, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Is it necessary to trim the chickens nails as they grow older or will they stay trim on their own from scratching dirt??? I've seen pictures of chickens with really long nails that need trimming in the past. I always thought by continuous scratching that would be sufficient enough to keep them shorter, but after seeing those photo's I'm second guessing myself. Should I buy a nail clipper for my girls?
     
  2. cobrien

    cobrien Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to trim nails on some regularly, and with others I never have to do it. I use dog nail trimmers.
     
  3. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you. [​IMG]
     

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