how to ring your gloster chicks
When the chicks are about 7-9 days old, it’s time to ring the leg. Using closed rings they must be put on the leg before the ankle gets too big but cannot be done too early or the ring will fall off and probably be lost. To ring the chick you hold the chick in one hand and hold the leg with the fingers of the same hand holding the 3 forward toes together and the rear toe facing in the opposite direction to the front toes.
Step 1 - You then using your other hand, slip the ring over the front three toes.
Step 2 - Across the ankle and over the back toe.
Step 3 - The back toe is then released. Replace the chick into the nest and the hen will never know that anything has changed.
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