Banding questions

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Azriel, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. Azriel

    Azriel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to start banding my chicks so I know not only what year they are hatched, but as I start getting the color eggs I want, what color eggs the chicks are hatched from. Do you band once as chicks and they just stay on, or do you have to cut them off and re-band as they get older? How do you know what size bands, or do they only come in 1 size. Where do you get bands from?
     
  2. ralleia

    ralleia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use colored zip straps. I don't band them until full-grown--worried that they'll grow and something will happen to prevent me from getting the band off before it starts causing trouble.
     

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