This is a new one ... Nail Problem

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Airilith, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. Airilith

    Airilith Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2009
    Eastern Shore, VA
    This being a problem never even occured to me. My lil BR roo is managing to cut himself with his own nails. At first it was just little scratches on his toes. But this evening he managed to cut his comb where it attaches to one of his nostrils. Has anyone run into this problem before?

    I'm guessing the best way to fix this is to just trim his nails. I've read some posts saying that it's basically the same as cutting dog nails, just don't cut the quick. Is that correct?

    Thanks bunches!
  2. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    That sounds correct. I have never clipped my chickens nails but it is the same principle with dogs. If you are worried you could just file them so they are so sharp.
  3. Amethyste

    Amethyste For Love of Boo...

    I put a rock they could climb on in my brooder so they could naturally file them down during King of the Mountain games. I also have some cement blocks in the run and one in the coop for them to be able to flie their little nails and their beaks.

    Makes it a little easier for me anyway that way!

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