Breeders: what kind of banding or ID works best?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kathyinmo, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I see a few different options available for identification purposes. Please tell me your experiences in using the different methods, and what you like the best and the least about them.
  2. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2008
    Cable ties (zip tags)
    Pros ,many colours, inexpensive, can be used from day olds
    Cons , need to be changes as birds grow

  3. gingernutranger

    gingernutranger Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2007
    I bought leg bands from, really first state vet supply.
  4. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 25, 2008
    Northern KY
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I also like the plastic numbered bandettes. So far they work great.
  7. SunshineSilkies

    SunshineSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2009
    I get the numbered bandettes also...

    I have benn ordering leg bands from the ABA. I like to put a permanent band on when they are big enough to keep it on their legs. Make for easy ID purposes, plus has the year on them too. [​IMG]
  8. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    The bands from the APA, along with bandettes. They also really help when you are breeding, that way you can better track your egg collection (if using breeding pairs).
  9. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:What size do you get from the ABA? I was looking into those permanent bands but am not sure of the size. Also what age can you apply them to silkie chicks without the band falling off?
  10. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    I find numbered wing tags works well for me. I put them on as they are taken from the hatcher & make a record of the number stating the parents of the chick, describing down, size & condition at hatch.

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