Bantam Cochin Breeders, Got a ? - Help!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Jmurcks, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Jmurcks

    Jmurcks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I am still stuck on this leg band thing! I actually found the type I want, etc.
    But what size do you use??? I have seen sites saying I need a 9-13 size and some
    saying 7/16" and some 9/16"... HELP!!
    I even measured my chicken's legs (which were 1 and 1/2 inches around for the hens and about 2 and 3/4 on the largest roo)
    and I'm still lost!!
    What size do you guys use?
    Please help!!!
    Thanks! Jenn
     
  2. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    They say the band should be able to slide easily above the hock. The appropriate size will prevent the band from getting stuck up there and, if gone unnoticed, can get embedded.

    As for that size, I use the adjustable ones that you press closed with pliers... plyers?? whatever [​IMG]
     
  3. salty

    salty Out Of The Brooder

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    The people at the Bantam Association said a 15 but contact them as they are VERY helpful
     
  4. Jmurcks

    Jmurcks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Where did you find yours at if you don't mind me asking and do you know what size it was?
    Thanks!

    And thanks salty I am going to ask the ABA about the sizes!
     
  5. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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  6. Jmurcks

    Jmurcks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I'll tell you what I have determined so far...

    I measured my full grown birds and took some of this info from recommended size charts...

    My hens range from 1 1/2 inches to 2 inches.
    My roos range from 2 inches to 2 and 1/2 inches.

    I converted this (circumference) to inside diameter:
    1 1/2 = 0.477464829275686
    2 = 0.6366197723675814
    2 1/2 = 0.7957747154594768

    I also converted the following common sizes from fraction to decimal:
    7/16 = .4375
    9/16 = .5625
    11/16 = .6875
    13/16 = .8125

    Using this info my birds range from a size 7/16 to a size 13/16 roughly... I think I can get by with the adjustable 9/16 to 13/16 size.

    I also found that the ABA recommends a 15 mm ring.
    15 mm = 5905511811023623
    or a little larger than a 9/16 band.

    Cutler recommends a 9/16 band, as well.

    Just wanted to share the info I found so it will hopefully help someone!
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  7. Scott

    Scott Ozark Bantams

    Apr 11, 2007
    Southeast Missouri
    If I'm not mistaken, I use a 7/16 on my cochin bantams. It probably wouldn't hurt to go up one size.
     

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