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Banding Chick's! So I can tell the diffrence!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bambikisstoby, May 20, 2007.

  1. bambikisstoby

    bambikisstoby In the Brooder

    What kind of band can I use on Chick's to know who's who? I have Maran's!
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    I use small bandettes on chicks and just change them when they get older. They come off easily and are reusable. no chance of getting too tight or snagged on something like coil types or zip straps.
  3. franfoley

    franfoley In the Brooder

    OK call me stupid but what is a bandette and where do you find them?
  4. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Songster

    Apr 5, 2007
    I just wanted to tell you.. I marked my chicks with fingernail polish and Non-toxic craft paint. It's worked like a charm.

  5. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    No such thing as stupid. half the bird people I speak with never heard of a bandette.

    Here is a link http://www.homestead.com/shilala/tags.html

    They are plastic and easy to put on and remove. Will not snag on anything. Which I think is important for a free ranging bird.
  6. bambikisstoby

    bambikisstoby In the Brooder

    The leg band's! What color would be best?
  7. Sharisr32

    Sharisr32 Egg Killer ;)

    Jan 14, 2007
    OH/PA Boarder
    There really isn't a best Color most people use the colors to tell age for example Blue number equals 2007 hatch - Some use to tell laying age
    Blue started laying 2007
    Some use to signal breeding line for example I send a blue band with mine to signal Bluebell Silkies Bred

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