Trimming nails and beaks - too long!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Godiva, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. Godiva

    Godiva Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My polish have been kept inside until the other day and I noticed that their beaks and nails have got very long. THey are now outside. WIll they wear down naturally now or should I trim them? They don't seem to be uncomfortable yet...
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    How old are they? I would think that just getting them outside would help.
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    It will take a few weeks but they will wear down with scratching around. If you really want to trim them, you can use dog nail clippers and be very very very careful not to cut too much as their nails will bleed if you cut into the quick.
     
  4. Godiva

    Godiva Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are six months old. I think I am just going to wait and watch. I hate trimming nails, our poor dog can attest to that, I take her to someone else to get it done because i am afraid of cutting the quick.
     

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