toenails!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kimice, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. kimice

    kimice Out Of The Brooder

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    I just bought 4 hens. I went there only to get two, but when I saw the conditions they were in I had to take four. I don't know really how old or what kinds there are. Birds where flying everywhere and all of them were missing alot of feathers. One of them, that I bought, I think is a pretty old bird. I don't mind. Just hope I can let her live out the rest of her life in some peace grazing around the yard. Not in a pen with 100 other birds. Just wondering, he toenails are REALLY long. Almost to where it is hindering her walking. Do I need to clip them? Will they file down naturally as she gets to free graze around the yard some? Thanks for looking!
     
  2. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
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    I trim my birds nails with cat clippers. Real easy to do. Just take a little off, often.
     
  3. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    You did a grand thing! [​IMG] If they are curled they probably won't wear down on their own. I would use nail clippers also. [​IMG]
     

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