Ok so my silkie hens have real long claws/nails whatever. Is it ok to trim them off. They look like they hurt when they walk. I am not worried to do it but I want to make sure it doesn't cause a worse problem than they have now. I can take off about a half inch or so before I get to the quick. I am worried I might cut something if I cut them too short. I had no idea they could grow that long. Any help would be appreciated. It seems they have really grown long since spring. They are out most of the day and I just didn't notice them. I feel real bad I did not notice it before.