silkie nail problem

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fishman65, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. fishman65

    fishman65 Songster

    Apr 18, 2009
    flat rock
    I just got 5 Black Silkie roosters at an auction...apon inspection of the birds that are going into quarentine I noticed one has six toes and one has a nail that has grown into a complete circle...big enough to put my finger into...can you trim these nails just like you do a dog...I know you use a stiptic pencil to stop bleeding but was wondering if you could to a chicken...anybody done this has real long nails and I would like to trim his too. I know you can't use these as breeders because of the defects but would like to keep them for pets for the kids...
  2. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Crowing

    Mar 24, 2012
    Sacramento, CA
    It could be their nails are growing long because they don't have a solid surface to scratch on. Trim it like you would a dog but, be careful of the quick.
    Thats my suggestion. :) Hope it helps!

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