why long toenails

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BrackenFarms, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. BrackenFarms

    BrackenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    why does my bantam pullet have long toenails? im talking about 2 inches long
     
  2. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    Because they haven't been worn down or cut in a while.
     
  3. BrackenFarms

    BrackenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well i picked her up today she was free her living conditions were not to great but how do i go about cutting them? do i need to use something like dog toenail clippers or will normal scissors work?
     
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    Use dog toenail clippers, just don't hit the quick.
     
  5. BrackenFarms

    BrackenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    k thank you...
     
  6. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Chickens keep their toenails trimmed by scratching in the dirt while free ranging. Any bird kept in a cage or on soft bedding will have long toenails.
     

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