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Pullet wing bands?

post #1 of 6
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Are those supposed to be removed or are they made to stay on for the life of the bird?

 

I've been wondering that and some of my 1 year old birds or older still have them. I don't think they harm the birds,but should they be removed?

post #2 of 6

I've never heard of wing bands. Is this a cultural thing? What country do you live in? Is this something that's only done where you live? Did your baby chicks have them when you got them? What's the purpose of them?

 

Can you post pictures?

post #3 of 6

Wing bands are used all over I think, but maybe not as common in the US.

They are used like leg bands, to ID the bird.

 

Not sure if they stay on for life of bird......hmmm.....will have to do some searching.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?advanced=1&action=disp&search=wing+bands&titleonly=1&byuser=&output=all&replycompare=gt&numupdates=&sdate=0&newer=1&sort=relevance&order=descending&Search=SEARCH&Search=SEARCH


Edited by aart - 2/11/16 at 6:43am

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
post #4 of 6

I know some breeders who wing band for ID purposes One can have them stamped with whatever name you want and they come numbered. You can get them colored as well. Generally they are put on as young chicks. They stay on for life.

 

Here is one place to get them.

 

https://nationalband.com/wingbands/

post #5 of 6
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I thought this was common practice

The stores have different bins of birds. Some are St. Run, some are sexed

The sexed females have wing bands. Judt something to make sure you get 95% guaranteed hens.
post #6 of 6
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I live in East Texas, by the way.
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