Identifying your peeps

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by halo, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Do any of you mark your peeps with those little colored rings I see advertised on ebay? How in the world do you put them on anyway? And they have a zillion sizes..how do you know what size you need?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I don't but I've used them on other birds before. Takes about 2 weeks before their legs outgrow the bands so you have to watch carefully and take them off and move up a size. You just slip them over the feet. Should be size charts floating around somewhere on the interweb.
     
  3. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    So are they stretchy?
     
  4. SweetLilRachy00

    SweetLilRachy00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Halo,

    I believe that they are coiled up so you just unwrap them and slide them around, like a bracelet.

    I used to have the metal kinds on my amazons when I was younger. I never could understand why... lol, now I know!
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I read somewhere that those tiny colored rubber bands work well too.
     
  6. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Ooooo.....now thats a good idea. I bet they are cheap (cheap cheap!!!) too.
     
  7. RepoBob

    RepoBob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can one use TyeWraps. If you don't sinch them down tight I'm thinking they may work, but I don't know if they will slipand tighten around the leg. . I ask because I have a bunch left over from my wireing days, several different colors and thicknesses. Maybe one could use the real thin ones on chicks and as they grow go thicker.

    Bob
     
  8. modenacart

    modenacart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why not just use a different color maker for each breed and put a dot on their head, that way you don't have a band that can get caught in something and break their leg.
     

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