1st attempt at ID tags for my girls

Sassylilthing

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They're def not perfect the metal kept sliding out from under my stamps lol and I still have to curl them and try them on the girls to get the right size. I'm going to get a clamp to hold the metal and try again :) has anyone else put tags on to tell their chicks apart?

 

Mountain Peeps

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I've never banded mine as I can always tell them apart. But I've never raised more than five chicks at a time:) I like how u you made them though!!

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Sassylilthing

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Thanks! I can tell them apart, each looks slightly different and have their own personalities. But now that they pretty much have all their feathers my kids have been having troubles so I thought this would help them.
 

chickengeorgeto

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... has anyone else put tags on to tell their chicks apart?

Yes but I used purpose made numbered leg bands or permanent numbered wing bands. From experience your roll your own leg bands will irritate your birds legs to no end. Numbered leg bands work well for humans to keep records of their birds, and since chickens can't read, a name tag is unimportant to them.
 
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Sassylilthing

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Apr 12, 2014
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I was worried about irritation as well and I did look into the numbered bands. This isn't just any reg metal wire it's actually wire from my craft supplies, it's used for making bracelettes/ jewelry so it has rounded edges. And I will be rounding the edges that I cut too so they aren't sharp. But I've warned my kiddos that if these don't work out we will be switching to numbered bands or spiral bands.
 
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