This is the first year my daughter is raising more chicks, so we have divided the hatching tray by breeding pens and are marking the chicks so she knows who is from who. Need leg band ideas for chicks, especially small breed bantams. What do you use for leg bands to mark you chicks. I got tiny colored rubber bands from ebay but they are rapidly outgrowing them. Have about 70 Dutch, Ameraucanas and Seramas with more to come. I hear a lot about zip ties, I can see they are cheap & easy to put on but how the heck can you cut them off a tiny bantam leg. Daughter was a nervous wreck when dad had to cut off a rubber band that was twisted tight on a chicks leg. Even the skinney small zip ties are not going to cut off easy, especially on a little Dutch le, am I wrong? Spiral bands? Have not used them before on adults only plastic numbered bandettes. The bandettes are a little tricky to remove on adults, you need to open the band wide to get the leg out. So I am wondering about the spirals are when you need to change size on a little chick? Other ideas, would like to find different colors. Right now they are in # 3 rubber bands but need to move up to #4 and so on. Help here everyone, the chickies keep growing and the rubber bands need to go!