Tags thingys?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cbrown86, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. cbrown86

    cbrown86 Songster

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    Ok, so the new chicks I got today all have these little clip, tag thingys on their wings to show they are pullets. My question is, do we take these off?? And is there a way to do this without hurting the chicks? At first I thought the tags were around the bone of the wing, but upon closer inspection, they are in the skin of the wing. So... what do I do? [​IMG]
     
  2. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    Are they from a breeder? It sounds like wing bands ?
     
  3. cbrown86

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    I got them at Atwoods, a tractor supply and animal feed store.
     
  4. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    Could you post a picture? I've never seen any marked this way from a feedstore.
    Breeders sometimes mark chicks with Permanent numbered wing bands that stay on for the life if the chicken, but this sounds like something different.
     
  5. cbrown86

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    How do I post a pic on here?
     
  6. sweeterdeeter42

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    Do you know what hatchery they actually ordered them from? You could call them and find out what to do about it. I would not want my chickens permanently banded like that. That makes me sad. I just ordered some from a feed store and they better not do that.
     
  7. cbrown86

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    No I don't know what hatchery. I will call and ask tomorrow. The first batch I got from them did not have the bands.
     

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