Hello, I'd like to seek the advice of fellow forum members on when humans need to intervene with trimming the nails of chickens. I've had a pet chicken for about 4 years now, I've noticed recently her nails are longer than before. She used to have more outdoor playtime in the backyard however with with longer work hours and the shorter daylight hours I've unfortunately had to keep her in her run on most weekdays, and letting her out for a few hours to run around on weekends. It's primarily for safety that I keep her in the run since I come home after dark and who knows what in the neighborhood wants chicken dinner... She still likes to scratch up dirt in the yard and take dirt baths, but I don't think she gets to use her nails as much as before, which may be contributing to her longer nails now. Her run is sand on top of a concrete base layer (no dirt). I've included a few pictures of my chicken, I tried to get different snapshots of her feet. Note that I took the pictures at night with limited lighting so she was clumsily walking across the roost which I hope doesn't give the impression that she can't walk straight because of her nails. She walks fine but I want to get the opinion of forum members on whether her nails are too long, and I might need to do some trimming. And if so, how should I trim or cut her nails? I would like to make sure to do it safely so I don't accidentally hurt her or make it uncomfortable afterwards to use her toes and nails effectively. Pictures attached--I'm not sure if there is a way to upload a picture larger than the "Large" resolution forum post picture upload option, if the pictures are difficult to view I can maybe edit the pictures that better show her feet. Thanks for your feedback!