How do you install pinless peepers? (x-posted)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Concordmommy, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. Concordmommy

    Concordmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the peepers, pliers, but no directions...I know you're supposed to soak them in hot water or something, and then they'll come apart easier? Pliers don't seem to separate the prongs too well...am I over-thinking?
     
  2. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    Put them in hot water,(around 5 min) have someone hold the bird tight, pull the blinder part and spread the pin place in the nose hole, make sure you have them in the hole and not caught on the skin, takes a few to get the hang of it but once you do, you can get them on quite quickly
     
  3. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are peepers?
     
  4. Concordmommy

    Concordmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THey are these blinders to put on the chickesn so they can't see to peck each other, but they can see up and down. I got two on...but pinched the skin on two others, one I had to take off because she was bleeding, and the other one it fell off! I thought i got it right.

    am I the only one who has a hard time with these? I have to wait now because of the blood on Bess. I feel bad about hurting them! It doesn't seem like the pliers pull them apart far enough. You really need pliers that go the opposite way, know what I mean? So that you have to pinch the handles to pull whatever it is apart.

    ugh...this is a lot harder than I thought. ANd it's not going to work if they just fall off like that. This was my last resort, because nothing else worked. If these don't work, I'm going to have to give away at least one chicken.
     
  5. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just my opinion but I would give away one chicken instead of hurting them like that. I would think that not having peripheral vision would make them more prone to being caught by a predator.

    Is there one specific chicken that is being picked on? Is there a specific bully?
     

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