Trimming turkeys toenails!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by surfingdevil, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. surfingdevil

    surfingdevil Out Of The Brooder

    Hi everyone
    Has anyone had to trim a turkey's toenails?? My turkey isn't really limping but looks like she is hobbling a little. I notice one or two of her toenails are really long and at an angle. Can you trim them? Is there any info online about it? I haven't caught her for a closer look yet.
  2. Sally8

    Sally8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2011
    I wonder about that myself. My Royal Palm hen has a toenail that bends toward the side a little. Didn't know if I was actually up to the beating from her. She's tame but probably not up to a trim. [​IMG]
  3. surfingdevil

    surfingdevil Out Of The Brooder

    I know what you mean. I know my girl will probably try to peck the hell out of me! It will take two of us to hold her, she's big and strong and quite nervous. She was caught by both our dogs when she was only a few weeks old! she was not injured but has been nervous ever since. I hope someone comes up with some information and advice.

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