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toe nails

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bleith, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. bleith

    bleith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you need to trim them?
     
  2. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually not if they have plenty of room to move around and scratch, but sometimes if they are confined or not active they will need it if the nails get long so they don't break their toes by jumping onto hard dirt or a wood floor.
     
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, unless they are long when you get them. Regular ranging and scratching about will keep the nails the proper length.
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I only have to trim my Silkies' nails. Everyone else manages on their own ok.
     
  5. bleith

    bleith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they pretty much range in the back yard for about 4-8 hours a day. thx for input
     

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