Best method for leg tagging birds

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

  1. kittydoc

    kittydoc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.

    Thanks!
     
  2. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    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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