Banding birds

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by lingle97, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. lingle97

    lingle97 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 22, 2016
    Monticello Florida
    I am wanting to start banding my flock. The issue I am having is finding good bands for adult ornamental pheasants. What do you use and where do you get them?
  2. Louise Waffles

    Louise Waffles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2017
    I use zip ties on my chickens, different colors to help me differentiate one chicken from the rest for whatever reason. They're cheap, and I 've never had one fall off or cause any problems.
  3. lingle97

    lingle97 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 22, 2016
    Monticello Florida
    I have numbered zip ties for the bigger birds. I need a band that is numbered for NPIPthat will fit on pheasants. They have really thin legs so i cant get the zip ties tight enough to still read the number.
  4. 007Sean

    007Sean Flock Master Premium Member

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Try Cutler Supply. They have several different leg bands. I use the butt end aluminum leg bands. They come consecutively numbered and each size takes it's own size applicator (applicators sold seperately)but i got around that by modifiying several sets of gas pliers (cheaper than the applicators). Also, if needed, I can engrave a symbol, letter or additional number on the band. Works better for me than the plastic types. eBay also has several sellers that have leg bands and peeps. HTH
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2017
  5. birdmanmax

    birdmanmax Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2016
    Central Michigan
    I use mini zip ties they work perfect and go tight enough to stay on, you can also wright in marker whatever needs to be marked.
  6. Midnightman14

    Midnightman14 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2016
    There are alluminum bands out there that you can get on with a pliers that work great. I would not use zip ties as they can tighten themselves and cut off circulation to a birds leg. Even the bades that are adustable can do this. If you can get numbered bands so much the better since it will allow you to distinguish individual birds and keep track of breeding more easily.

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