How do I get a zip tie off?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by zowieyellowflame, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. zowieyellowflame

    zowieyellowflame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,
    I put a zip tie on a barred rock I have to distingiush it from the other br because it needs special viamins, just released from the "hospital" on a day trip. I put a zip tie on her leg, tight enough that it won't fall down over her foot. It is not tight enough to cause circulation problems but I forgot to leave space to get scissors in between. How in the heck will i get this thing off?
     
  2. Amyable

    Amyable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a tin snips? It's like a pair of pliers, but with cutting edges. That should work.
     
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I would just use the tips of scissors, being careful to not cut the chicken. Zip ties will break when partially cut. Good luck

    Imp
     
  4. woodward farms

    woodward farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    try using some thing like a pair of nail clippers to nibble away at the side of it.
    less room needed and safer for the bird then sizzors
    i use wire ties / zip ties daily at work as i am a electrican
    and have not safe way to release them once put on.
     
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    The nail clippers are a good idea, much better control over a moving target.

    Just had to do something similiar two nights ago. I was making halloween baskets for the kids in the peds department at work. I closed the halloween cellphane wrap with zip ties, then realized I'd forgotten to put in the stickers. [​IMG] So glad the baskets weren't moving birds.

    Imp- the baskets were a hit.
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2009
  6. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Diagonal pliers will work the best.
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  7. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Nail clippers
     
  8. zowieyellowflame

    zowieyellowflame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! Good advice everyone! I will use what I have on hand.... nail clippers. Thanks.
     

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