removing leg bands

Discussion in 'Geese' started by johnskoi, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. johnskoi

    johnskoi Chillin' With My Peeps

    i've never liked or used them (yes, i understand their purpose [​IMG])... when i moved from Long Island to Virginia, i had to have bloodwork, throat swabs, cloacal swabs, etc. done on 30 birds from my mixed flock of peas, geese and chickens..(NO problems)... 30 were banded ... no problems, but on a few of the geese, the leg bands look tight and i'd like to remove them more as a preventative measure... any tips on the easiest(on the birds and me)/best way to do this?

    thanks, john
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I'd have someone hold each bird so they aren't able to move and risk being cut while you clip with a pair of sharp scissors.
     

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