Hello everyone, sorry if this topic is in the wrong section of the forum, didn't know whether to put it here or somewhere else! Anyway... about a month ago, we got 4 ex-battery hens in addition to our small flock of home-raised birds. You can imagine their condition... one chicken looked almost ready to go into soup, she had so few feathers left. They are white leghorns, as most battery layers here are - we've raised white leghorns before, so were able to fully appreciate just how rough these birds have had it. Now they have improved, and the bald chicken is feathering out beautifully, but I'm sort of concerned about their nails. Two of the chickens have enormous nails - at least 2 inches - which I assumed was because they were never allowed to scratch. I thought they would be worn down by scratching, but so far they appear to have grown even longer! I think they are now just too long for the chickens to be able to scratch with them, and also the poor hens look like they are limping because of the nails. So... should I clip? How? Never touched my chickens' nails before so advice is appreciated!