New chicks/metal clips

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by almostanRN, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. almostanRN

    almostanRN New Egg

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    i bought 25 sex links (brown) and they came with metal clips stuck in the right wing:( do I leave it or take it out??
     
  2. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Are they pierced through or just clipped? I've never heard of this, but I personally would take them off. They are not natural and I would think would be burdensome as they grow. I say take them off!
     
  3. MyKidLuvsGreenEgz

    MyKidLuvsGreenEgz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Call theplace where you got them and ask why they were attached and correct procedure for removing. Surprised there was no info sent about it with them.
     
  4. almostanRN

    almostanRN New Egg

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    They are through and through bent over the top and bottom forward aspect of right wing above the ''elbow''. I bought them at a farm supply store with no info. I originaly thought they were paper to mark sex of chicks but when I got them home and released them found they were metal and seem impossible to remove without injury. It's to late to call store but plan to in morn. thanks for the help.
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2011
  5. nanawendy

    nanawendy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Bellingham Wa
    That sounds weird, I agree, call tomorrow ... Keep us updated, I'm curious [​IMG]
     
  6. almostanRN

    almostanRN New Egg

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    store says the clip is to stay:(
     
  7. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it for identification purposes? My cockatiels all had metal bands on their foot, its to track their breeder but I have never heard of (or even know why you would) doing that in chicks. Where is it located at on the wing?
     
  8. almostanRN

    almostanRN New Egg

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    The clip is on right wing before the "elbow" and it is through and through the forward edge of the wing bent over and cliped I uploaded a pic but have no idea how to post the pic here.
     
  9. blackvelvet

    blackvelvet Out Of The Brooder

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    some time a breeder or a hatchery will put these wing bands in the bird to identify them. Such as the breeder, parents, and just the history of the bird.
     

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