Bloody toes

Asked September 20, 2018, 10:53 AM EDT

I have 3 adult guineas: 2 female, 1 male, all 1-2 yrs old. My females often peck at their toes where the nail meets the skin and make them bleed. I think I saw the male yesterday pecking at one of the bloody toes. The girls are in much pain. The wounds heal and then it starts over again. It's only the outer toes so far.
Any idea what is causing this and how do I treat them ( I've trained them pretty well in some things, but they DONDO want me to touch them)?
The picture attached is from one I found online. When my girls peck, the toes swell A little, I assume from infection.

Amherst County Virginia

1 Response

Nutrition may be playing a role. What are you feeding them?
The environment can also be an issue. How are the guinea fowl housed?

See https://articles.extension.org/pages/66088/feather-pecking-and-cannibalism-in-small-and-backyard-pou...