I put bands on my chickens today, very interesting!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cchardwick, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. cchardwick

    cchardwick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I snuck in the coop just after dark and caught each bird and put a spiral band on each right leg. This was the first time I ever handled most of my chickens and it was very interesting. I had a few really light weight birds and they were all huddled around the rooster. Perhaps they were seeking his protection? The rooster was by far the heaviest bird, I was almost afraid to grab him he is so big!
     
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  2. JHorn91180

    JHorn91180 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just curious. Did u mean" really light weight" as they r not eating enough?
     
  3. cchardwick

    cchardwick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I had a couple that were sitting for about three weeks, I'm guessing they lost weight in the process.
     
  4. JHorn91180

    JHorn91180 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok yeah that will do it. I also just broke 2 up and was very suprised how much one of mine when down while setting.
     

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