help! removing color zip ties from leg

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  1. bluestar.ranch

    bluestar.ranch Out Of The Brooder

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    help! removing color zip ties from leg.. I have placed color zip ties 3 weeks ago on different breeds.. these breeds are now about 6 weeks old.. time to increase size if ties on leg.... They are not too tight now.. but how do I remove these ties without hurting chicken? I do not want to use knife or blade.. some sissors are too small.. what to do? I heard maybe a safety pin? please advise ASAP. Thanks standing by...
     
  2. Joz

    Joz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Use wire cutters to nip 'em off.

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    Last edited: Nov 9, 2011
  3. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    I used the scissors. I never felt comfortable putting them between the leg and the tie so I just nipped of the knot where the tie is connected at.
     
  4. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
    louisiana
    I use toe nail clippers. They seem to be the easiest safest way I have found to remove ties.
     
  5. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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