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How do I get the metal leg band off?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bokbok, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. Bokbok

    Bokbok Out Of The Brooder

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    The ducks were shipped from Metzer farms, arriving this Tuesday, and they came with metal bands around one leg that were loose at the time. Boy have the girls grown, though! I just looked at the babies and the leg bands seem to be squeezing their leg meat in! I want to take them off this very minute, but they are so squirmy, and the bands are metal. Is there a trick?
     
  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    If they have a seam, just spread the band at the seam. If seamless they will need cut off.
     
  3. nosduj

    nosduj Out Of The Brooder

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    if you take needle nose plyers and gently put them behind the seem and spread them apart it will losen and fall off
     
  4. Bokbok

    Bokbok Out Of The Brooder

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    I was afraid to wait any longer, so I got nail clippers and clipped them off. I was scared! After the bands came off, they had deep indents in their legs, poor things. But yeah, it's over.
     

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