do chickenz pick at bands?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by judas, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. judas

    judas In the Brooder

    Jun 21, 2010
    do chickenz pick at bands? just wondering cause i want to get 1-2 eggs from different flocks but same breed(s) to hope increase the diversity. so i dont get 6 toed chickenz.

    this way i can pick the best roos to keep from the nuggets or breed a couple of them and mark them with both parents and keep track of where i got them. sort of a controlled breeding program

    or alternatively is there another easy way to mark them
  2. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    Mine don't. I used the yellow kind with numbers on them that just sort of curl around the leg. They messed with them for just a few minutes right when I put them on and then they forgot about them. So nope, they don't pick at the bands at all.

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