can putting a clip on a chicks foot harm their development?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by azzamc, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. azzamc

    azzamc Out Of The Brooder

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    hi i have put some chicken clips on my chick foot to i can identify what ones i am keeping and just wondering if it can harm there groth or development there about from 1 week to 2 weeks old ?
     
  2. soctippy

    soctippy Out Of The Brooder

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    Where on the chicks foot would you place the clip? I could see having a problem developing if the device somehow restricts their bone/tissue growth. If its just a band around the leg, leave it somewhat loose and adjust it as needed.
     
  3. azzamc

    azzamc Out Of The Brooder

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    there loose on there legg there 6mm so there is some room
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Keep a very close eye on leg bands on growing chicks. They will need to be changed often as not to be outgrown.
     

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