I had an "Eureka!" moment today when I was trying to figure out what I had to mark a couple of split lavender orpington chicks from some other black chicks. I found a stash of neon colored straws! Those with kids usually have a pack of these laying around. How to make: Pick your color(s) you would like. Neon straws come in about 4-5 colors. Cut small pieces off of the straw, then cut a slit up the side of the small piece. Wrap the straw around the leg of the chick and secure with a small piece of tape. Ta-da! A chick leg band! So far the bands are working really well and no issues of pecking from the other chicks. I'll get a picture of the leg bands in use later this afternoon.