Question About My Roo

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Grand-hen-ma, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. Grand-hen-ma

    Grand-hen-ma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone and happy weekend.

    I was checking my girls and Roo when I noticed how long their nailr are. Does anyone know if I should trim their nails? How about the spikes on my Roo? I don't want to hurt any of them.

    Thanks
    Colette
     
  2. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can trim his claws and his spur if you want to or feel it's necessary, but you don't have to. I don't clip my chickens nails or spurs because most of mine free range and they may need them. They should wear down naturally.
     
  3. smarsh2

    smarsh2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have never heard this asked before and am interested in others answers. i guess if they are kept in tight confinements, they may not use them much and they could get too long. you will find them very though, however.
     
  4. Grand-hen-ma

    Grand-hen-ma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the help. I appreciate it.
     
  5. WhetzelMomma

    WhetzelMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can trim nails the same way you would trim cat and dog nails. Spurs are different, I don't mess with my rooster's spurs, but there are videos about how to do it on You tube.
     
  6. Pinky

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