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How can i put a leg band on a chick?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ChickenPeep, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Hey guys. This might be a kinda silly question, but how do i put a leg band on a chick? Is there any common household items i could use?
    Thanks!!
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2011
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    You could use a zip tie. Leg band.
     
  3. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Oh ok! Thanks! I should've thought of that myself! [​IMG]
     
  4. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If 2 people are doing it. 1 person holds the chick with feet facing the other and the 2 nd person does the zip ties and the cutting.
     
  5. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    I did it by myself. It was easy!
     
  6. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    Great! Please remember to check it OFTEN they grow quickly, including their legs. Snip it off and replace it as needed!
     
  7. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Ok, thanks guys!! [​IMG]
     
  8. flyjam1979

    flyjam1979 Out Of The Brooder

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    how loose does it need to be on leg? i was wondering about leg banding as well ....
     
  9. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    I Use Colored Zip Ties And Leave Them Loose Enough To Grow Because They Grow Fast....
     
  10. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I have the plastic spiral leg bands and it's hard to do by yourself (and I'm usually by myself). I'm afraid I'm going to break their leg.
    I usually hold their toes together and slide the foot in.
     

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