Wing brands-How to safely remove them?

savannahchickmom

Chirping
9 Years
Sep 10, 2010
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Savannah, Missouri
We bought 2 peachicks this weekend - an India blue male and a black shoulder female. Just discovered they have wing brand ID numbers clipped into both wings. I cannot stand things like that - they look uncomfortable and painful and I want to remove them. I do not want to injure the birds in the process. Any tips/suggestions on how to safely remove these metal clips??
Thanks!
Jennifer
 

Farmerboy16

Rebuilding my Farm
9 Years
Dec 30, 2010
2,486
66
226
Sparta, MI
I just brought some peachicks, and they have wing brands. The reason why the breeder put them on the peas, is if ever the peas runs away, and you are not able to catch them, and you think that they are lost for good. Then you gets a call from the breeder that you got the peas from, saying that your peas have been found and caught 2 miles away by someone. The person found the wing band on the peas while catching the peas, and called the number on the band. The breeder told me this story.
 

Choctaw Valley Farm

Songster
10 Years
Jan 16, 2010
927
2
129
Oklahoma
Wing Bands are # so you can keep good records on who is who, like what pen, who the parents are, if their split to something if the breeder is good he or she will write this down and if ever need be you can call the breeder and ask these questions.

The wingbands will not hurt them and when the feathers grow in you will never see them, but if you really want to take them out cut the round end facing out then just pull them out.

All of our Peafowl have wingbands.
 
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deerman

Rest in Peace 1949-2012
11 Years
Aug 24, 2008
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Southern Ohio
Most good breeders of peafowl that keep good records wing band. Way the bands are put in ,no harm comes to the peachick. Its put in the webbing of the wing.

Its really more for good breeding records ,not in case the bird gets lost. Some breeders have their name on them ,but not all.

Myself i would not remove them, may help you some day.
 

connerhills

Songster
10 Years
Aug 15, 2009
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48
148
It is just kinda like peirced ear rings. They are not a problem to the bird and do not hurt it... just like ear rings,, george
 

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