Toe nail trimming?

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  1. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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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? [​IMG]

    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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    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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