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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by goatcrazed6, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. goatcrazed6

    goatcrazed6 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 19, 2009
    upstate NY
    can anyone tell me why 2 of the pullets I bought at auction have a leg band on?
  2. AmyRey

    AmyRey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2009
    I have tie-straps/bands on my girls so I can tell them apart. In hindsight, I probably should have gotten different color Orpingtons instead of all buffs. Oops.
  3. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 25, 2008
    Northern KY
    Quote:Breeders put leg bands on for any number of reasons:

    To identify hatch date
    To identify sire/dam
    To identify status of some sort (vaccinated or not)
    To keep track of whether it was to be sold or kept

    Leg bands allow us to keep good records. You can keep them or toss them, but if I were you, I'd keep them, at least while your new birds are in quarantine.

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