How many people use leg bands for identification?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by minnesotachicken, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. minnesotachicken

    minnesotachicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Do they really stay on?

    Does anyone sell different colors so I can use a different color on each hen?

    Can you use then on feather-leg breeds?(brahmas)

    Thanks all!!
     
  2. 1_FnkyFrm

    1_FnkyFrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can use zip-ties and you can get them in all diff. colors....
     
  3. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    I use bandettes that I get from http://cutlersupply.com/ They are available in a variety of sizes and colors and are numbered.
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I use numbered bandettes on the silkies along with permanent jiffy wing bands.
     
  5. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a different color each year (bandettes from Cutlers) for the new pullets. That way I can tell at a glance when and where they came from, since I also keep a notebook of which breeder or hatchery they came from.
     
  6. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I use adjustable, numbered aluminum bands - so I only have to buy one size/style. I write down their numbers in a notebook.
    Most of the hens I know at a glance, but there are a few that have a "twin" (two BO hens, I put one's band on the left leg, the other's band on the right leg so I could tell at a glance)

    I started banding my birds after a few were stolen. Wing bands would be better if you have valuable poultry to protect, but these were just some theiving teenagers
     
  7. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I use zip ties and colored beads. I can tell what year and month they were hatched, and what cross they are.
     
  8. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thats what I use.
     
  9. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    We use different color tie-wraps(or as some call them, zip ties). Cheap and come in many different colors(also easy to find).
     
  10. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Overrun With Chickens

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