... And I really feel bad for doing it I put numbered wing bands on 3 that I am keeping - Uh huh, I basically body pierced my poor babies, thru the web of skin on their left wing !!! It did not feel good to them... they did not bleed or anything, but they cried when I did it so I'm really feelin' guilty still, even tho it was over quick, they are fine and not fussing with the bands at all... but UGH! I know a lot of breeders use wing bands to ID, keep track of and record their birds, but this is a first time experience for me... it just seemed so brutal, like worse than piercing a baby's ears, lol. Maybe I'm just bein' a weeny about it This is the video I watched, showing how to do it. There was no way I was going to do this to my day olds... these chicks in this video look much bigger than day old keets are. Day old keets are so tiny that they'd be draggin' the band around and trippin over it! And there's just not enough web to poke thru when they are that little! Ouchy!