Colored Leg Bands - where to get them?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by khable, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. khable

    khable Songster

    Mar 16, 2007
    LaGrangeville, NY
    Hi all,

    I am looking for colored leg bands for my 6 Buff Orpington Gals so we can tell them apart.

    They all look the same! hee hee... [​IMG]

    Every where that I look you need to purchase 100 of the same color.

    Anyone know where I could get just a few and of different colors?? I only need 6! LOL!

  2. Napalongtail

    Napalongtail Longtail Longtimer

    Jan 31, 2007
    NE Washington
    Check around at your local feed stores or with your 4-H and FFA clubs. When the birds are shown they need bands and it might be possible for a group to get you 6 all in different colors. BTW your full size orp ladies will most likely need a size 11. Good luck
  3. M&J IL

    M&J IL In the Brooder

    Apr 3, 2007
    Rockford Illinois
    I have used zip ties with different color plastic beads for identification.

  4. pawtraitart

    pawtraitart Songster

    May 30, 2007
    The bands at are reasonably priced. I don't know where you can get just six, though. Mine cost $5.75 plus $3.85 s/h for 25. I got the plastic numbered bandettes. Maybe you can split an order with somebody. [​IMG]
  5. Mulemom

    Mulemom Songster

    May 8, 2007
    Sacramento, CA
    I looked at the leg bands on line and noticed that they have velcro ones. So, being the thrifty (ok. cheep) person that I am, I went to Walmart and in the fabric section, I found something called "Velcro Fashion Trim'. For less then $4 I got a box with 4 colors, 1" wide and 3' long. I cut a strip about 5" long and then cut it down the center to make it only 1/2" wide. I wrapped it around the leg of a chicken and "tada!" I can tell my favorite BR now from her 11 sisters! I put some of the different colors on different birds, and they have been on overnight so far. I tried shorter pieces first, but they could pull them off and play with them. The 5" piece seems to work the best because there is enough grip to keep them from being able to pull them off, and being velcro, I can adjust it as they grow.

    Just thought I'd share in case it could help someone else with this ID thing.
  6. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
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    Quote:cool idea, thank you for sharing it

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