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1 Toe nails and spurs on Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:42 am

wcmamma


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Could you experts out in Alberta try doing a video on clipping toe nails and to what length and what to do about spurs? A video on how to do this properly, (equipment needed how long before the show,) I am totally freaked out about doing spurs as they are sooo long and what length of toe nails not to get them to bleed and possibly infected. What about cleaning feet? some mentioned they use baking soda and toothpaste to bet under the scales and get them sparkling and them oil the feet. We don't have anything like you do in BC for resources and training in the north. Hey Kyle maybe you could do a speckled Sussex roo so I get the hang of it....

2 Re: Toe nails and spurs on Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:36 am

CynthiaM

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Well, if that isn't just the coolest request. I have never trimmed toenails on my birds, but have heard so many that do. I have trimmed spurs though, and yas, actually, how do you know how short? I twisted one off my cochin rooster, he had broken the other one off, so we took pliers and twisted the other one off. Tried that on the orpington rooster, wasn't gonna happen, so we dremmeled it shorter. But they were not long and curved, like I think you are talking about. So, ya, me too, wondering how does one REALLY know how short is too short. Also heard the scarey stories about cutting too short and bleeding, that scares me, waiting for responses, have a wonderful day, CynthiaM.

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