Hello! I have 2 questions.
1. Does anyone out there trim their chickens' toenails (or claws or whatever they are supposed to be called)? If so, I would appreciate any pointers. I've looked online, but have gotten mixed results. Fyi: my chickens will get on my lap for treats or jump on me for a perch, but don't want to be picked up. They are currently on straw covered concrete and love to scratch at it all day. I thought that would help keep them trimmed (like a dog), but there are 2 that are getting a bit long. Also, how about asking the vet to do it? Is that done?
2. I know that my roo to hen ratio is not good, but I was hoping to get by ok until I get more girls this spring. I was supposed to have 8 girls, but ended up with 2 and a bunch of roos. I gave away all but 1 roo. They all got along great, until lately. The roo is paying too much attention to 1 of the girls. She is getting a bald spot. I thought it was getting better, but now it's getting worse. Now that it has warmed up some, I might be able to kick him outside, but if he free ranges, he will probably not make it.
How big can the spot get before I need to worry about her?
Thank you all so much for reading this! :what: