Roo's nails

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lakeshorenc, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. lakeshorenc

    lakeshorenc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2009
    Lake Waccamaw NC
    I was wondering, can you file down, clip or get some kind of gloves for the Roo's claws. I know you can get saddles for the hen, but I was wondering about the Roo's claws, my girls backs are getting torn up and since I only have 1 Roo it would be easier to deal with him, if I could.
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Sure you can clip them the way you would a dog's nails.
  3. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep, get a dog-nail-clipper and get someone to hold him if you find him difficult. We do this with our guys around 2 or 3 times a year and yes, they do bleed ALOT if you cut too short. Just let them go and scratch around for a few minutes until it stops.

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