BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Raising Baby Chicks › When are chickens legs there maximum width?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

When are chickens legs there maximum width?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

I have some chicks and would like to put colored zip ties on them as soon as I can. I do not know what age they need to be so that there legs will not grow any more and I can put the zip ties on. What age do you think? Thanks!

post #2 of 4

You can use zip ties at any time, just keep an eye on them and change as needed so they aren't too tight

post #3 of 4
If they're still growing, just put the ties on loose like a bangle bracelet. Check to make sure they can't be pulled easily over the toes. I put them on my chicks at 3 weeks old and so far I've only had to change them out once (chicks are 12 weeks old now).
post #4 of 4
You could also do spiral leg bands (my local feed store sells them). They spread out as the chicks grow so there no worries about them getting too tight.
Nikki
*C'mon, get flappy!*
Reply
Nikki
*C'mon, get flappy!*
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Raising Baby Chicks
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Raising Baby Chicks › When are chickens legs there maximum width?