I just bought a few chicks from a local woman that raises and sells them. The chick is less than a week old and has a small zip tie around its leg. The lady didn't know apparently, and I only noticed it once I was home. I messaged her and asked how to remove it and she said use nail clippers. My husband and I have tried nail clippers, scissors, and basically anything sharp that will grip it but everytime he goes to cut it the chick starts chirping really loud, I assume because of the pressure which I'm sure is painful. We are scared to death we are going to hurt it. We have no experience at all with dealing with leg bands and we want to get it off as soon as possible. What can we do to get this off without hurting the chick??
Thank you in advance!