Toe nail trimming?

sunflour

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Jan 10, 2013
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Need advice on trimming toenails in 2 of my hens. One has curved outer toes and cannot wear it down and other stays too broody to keep her manicure in shape.

My books tell me to trim only 1/4 inch at a time…and I have styptic powder but don't think I will need it just tipping off the end.

Questions: 1 - what do y'all use..? dog nail clipper for small to med dogs?
2- when is the best time to cause the least stress - anytime or off the roost at nite?
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I can handle both gals ,but one is a skittish girl. Don't want to stress her out….'cause she lays eggs nearly every day.
 

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