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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by HorseCrazyy, Jun 30, 2012.
What kind of leg bands are those??
I swear I think they are rubber bands made for bracers on your teeth?
I bought them here on BYC in 3 sizes:
Hmmm...how long have you used them? Are they easy to get on and off?
They look nice and soft, so damaging binding would be less likely if you didn't get them changed in a timely manner.
I used them on a hatch about 3 months ago, I will say their downfall is that they fade into similar colors. Pink and Orange become indistinguishable, and blue/purple turn almost the same color but you can kinda tell. so I started using combinations of contrasting colors (yellow+blue) and 2 or 3 bands each...
I have left the largest size on one of my pullets until she was 12 weeks old, she had really skinny legs though. it did not cut into her or cause an indentation on her leg scales, they're pretty thin and forgiving. the chickens CAN peck and pull them off if they really want to, hasn't been a problem for me yet..
edit: putting them on is easy, I stretch it over my index and thumb and let it go on their leg. taking it off, I just cut it with scissors since they are usually outgrowing it by that point.
I think I'll stick with zip ties, which I already have, and save my 18 bucks...they sure look easy tho.
3 day old RIR
19 days old.
2 newest babies. Crested polish and buff orpington
2 Easter Eggers
1 Barred Rock
1 White Leghorn
Hopefully all pullets!
There's a chick in there.
This is what my frizzle looked like when he was little
Now he is grown up!