Best method for leg tagging birds

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kittydoc, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. kittydoc

    kittydoc Songster

    Apr 18, 2012
    Near Indianapolis
    If you use colored metal or plastic leg bands to help identify your birds, I'm interested as to what you've tried, what you liked, and what you didn't--as well as why. I want different colors for different hatches, and a numbering system, of course. I have seen some metal bands that can fit a variety of leg sizes, and could be snipped off if the bird outgrew them.

    Your thoughts are appreciated.

  2. Plastic spiral leg bands are a poor long term method to mark chicks and chickens. Wing bands are a much better way and the bird doesn't outgrow wing bards.

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