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DIY leg bands?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by v.cyr, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. v.cyr

    v.cyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is there a good DIY option for leg bands?..
     
  2. jcf3202

    jcf3202 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I used small colored zip ties.

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  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Zip ties work well, but keep an eye on them as the chick grows.

    Another option we have tried for small chicks is to cut short sections of straw, split them along one side, slide them on the chick's leg, then tape it together. You can use colored straws to tell different breeds/bloodlines apart.
     
  4. v.cyr

    v.cyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:oooh... I like that... straws for the meepers, then switch to zip ties when they are bigger... thanks...
     

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