So I got the ones from Randall Burkey http://www.randallburkey.com/PIN-LESS-PEEPERS-100-PKG/productinfo/10097/ and not having any luck getting them in. To begin with, even after soaking in very hot water, I can't get them to bend. Opening with the snap ring pliers broke them and sent them flying. Not to mention, even having the chicken encased in a towel, I can't get these to open far enough and get them in her nose. And we're sure they aren't pinching and doing damage in the nostrils? I am to the point where I am sick and tired of the plucking- they do this even when they are out; they have plenty of space and I've upped their protein. This is entirely behavior at this point and it needs to stop. What's the trick to getting them in?