Does anyone use those leg bands to tell the chickens apart?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Lisa202, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. Lisa202

    Lisa202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 buff brahmas and 4 white silkies and I want to use them to help tell them apart but when I went on line to but them, there are so many sizes. How do I know what size to get? My chickens are all bantams.

    Also, do they peck at these bands b/c they look so different?
     
  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    For such a small number of birds consider colored zip ties and different legs. You can adjust to fit.
     
  3. owler

    owler Out Of The Brooder

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    I have colored spiral bands on my hens so I can tell who is who.
     
  4. Lisa202

    Lisa202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:what's a spiral band and where did you get them? And are there different sizes?
     
  5. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use Zap straps they come in all colours
     
  6. owler

    owler Out Of The Brooder

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    I really can't remeber where I got them from but it was from a place that also sold pheasant supplies. I got a package of assorted colred bands for a few dollars. Spiral bands are thin plastic tubing cut into lentghs that "curl" up into a circle. Very easy to get on the birds.
     

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