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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by goatcrazed6, Oct 20, 2009.
can anyone tell me why 2 of the pullets I bought at auction have a leg band on?
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.
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.