removing metal bands

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gertsgal, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. gertsgal

    gertsgal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2010
    Hi, 3 of my new girls have metal bands on their little chicken ankles that I would like to remove. Can anyone tell me a proper, safe way to do this? Thanks!
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    It depends on what kind of metal bands. if they are the atlas type that have a round hole that is sealed with a special pliers you can usually grab the loose end with a pair of needle nose pliers and roll it back and roll it back tight past the hole and the crimp will come undone.

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