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Geese toe nails!

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  • Started 6 years ago by Fluffy5
  • Latest reply from campbell ridge


  1. Fluffy5

    Hello we have seven fantastic Embden geese who are all great little characters, big noisy hellos and love undoing shoelaces! They have their own "garden" and a nice shed to sleep in. They spend most of the day on grass, or in the pond, and the only hard ground is slabs under part of their house, which is my question really, some of their "toe-nails" are getting quite long and I don't want them to get caught or snag and hurt themselves. Should we be clipping them or will they just wear naturally? Does anyone have any advice that could help? Thank you very much!

    Posted 6 years ago #
  2. Mama

    Hi, I also have Embdens and they do have long toe nails. they can't scratch so guess that's why. Never heard of anyone cutting them and I wouldn't to be honest. They are obviously happy so I wouldn't worry. How old are your geese?You could ask a vet if it's neccessary.Mama

    Goose Girl
    Posted 6 years ago #
  3. pinkpoultry

    Or maybe put some rougher ground down? Some rocks for them to clamber over, my ducks like clambering...silly birds.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  4. Fluffy5

    Thank you for the advice! Like you say they are happy and well so maybe don't fix something that isn't broken. We were looking to put some rougher ground around the pond which might help too. Thanks again for the comments!

    Posted 6 years ago #
  5. quacking minx

    I know it's not geese but my Ducks claw the crap out of me if they manage to get me that is :)

    when the vet was here one got me as I was getting hold of her (she got me good as she drew blood and all my chest was like I had a fight with about 10 cats lol but I survived :D I guess it's not just geese that have the sharpies hehe

    Posted 6 years ago #
  6. campbell ridge

    There's a couple of different ways I can hold my ducks (once you catch them that is) without getting clawed.
    The harder ground will help wear their claws down, you shouldn't need to clip them unless they only have access to grass.

    Sarah L
    Posted 6 years ago #

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