Chick Leg Bandette Concerns

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Owlstar, May 26, 2012.

  1. Owlstar

    Owlstar Hatching

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    In a class I was taking, everyone in the class received a day old Rhode Island Red to learn about animal behavior. On each one, a leg bandette was placed around their leg. Now that the assignment is over I have six Rhode Island Reds with these leg bands. They are about 2-3 weeks old and I'm concerned whether I should remove the leg bands or not. They aren't bothered by them now, but I'm looking towards the future.

    Advice?
     
  2. mnferalkitty

    mnferalkitty Songster

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    I remove legbands I had bird get caught on something by his leg and the the band basically took the skin off his leg down to the bone
     

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