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toenails

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Opa, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    I have one hen that the nail on one of her toes is extremely long. Does anyone know about trimming the nails on a chicken's feet
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    You can trim them like with most other animals, just don't cut to close to the inner quick. I use a dremmel w/a sandpapper disk to do mine.
     
  3. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
    upstate
    i use a regular dog toe nail trimmer, the one that has a "stop" on it so you can't cut too much. works on spurs too. just don't trim too much off at a time.
     
  4. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Thanks, that was what I had thought but it doesn't hurt to check. That's what makes this a great site:)[​IMG]
     
  5. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    I use a regular toenail trimmer (the same kind tha that I use on my own nails). If by accident I cut the quick (very rarely) I did the nail into cornstarch and it staunche the bleeding just like a stypic pencil. It's much more economical.[​IMG]
     
  6. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    great advice. Thanks
     

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