I wasn't sure where to put this, but seeings it started with a duck I thought maybe here would be okay. Maybe I should post in the chukars too? I haven't seen anything posted about this. When our now 5 month old duck was little, we of course used to cuddle it hold it etc. One day I noticed one of her legs were swollen quite badly. There was a hair (mine or my daughter's) wrapped tightly around her leg. With tweezers, a needle to lift it, and a lot of work and help from my sister we finally got it all off. It was bad, embedded deep in her leg, from the swelling. Luckily it worked out okay and she is just fine. Since then I've been very careful and kept watch with any babies. Recently we've had the same thing happen with our chukars. Not bad like the duck because I watch for stuff like this now. I think it's from us leaning over the pen to talk to them. My hubby made a make-shift hook at the end of a thumbtack that helps with getting a hold of the hair to unwrap or snip it. We both have long hair so I guess that's part of the problem. I tell my daughter to hold her hair back before leaning over to talk to them etc, she has a lot of hair :/ I was just curious if anyone else has had this problem or has any suggestions.