is there a leg tag that i can mark my birds with that

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by berkeleysprings, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. berkeleysprings

    berkeleysprings Chillin' With My Peeps

    is there a leg tag that i can mark my birds with that
    would expand as the bird grows from 4 week old chick to adult ?the birds i want to mark are standard marans chicks.if so what number or size to use
  2. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC
    A cheap way to do it is to use thin strips of velcro since it can be adjusted as the chick grows. You can buy different colors to mark breed or sex. SundownWaterfowl uses the velcro. Just a cheap suggestion anyway. [​IMG]
  3. bethandjoeync

    bethandjoeync Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Iron Station, NC
    great idea! I need to start marking the my little pip squeaks (they are 3 weeks old now) and want to see my guesses for roo or pullet, and how they pan out.
  4. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    Guideline Chart for Bird Leg Band Sizes
    No. Band Size Fits
    2 1/8" Canaries, day old Quail
    3 5/32" Parakeet, 1-4 week old Quail, Doves, Cockatiels, Guinea keets
    4 1/4" Baby Chicken, Coturnix Quail, small Pigeon, adult Bobwhite Quail
    5 5/16" Pheasant hen, Tumblers, medium Pigeon, Homers, Wood Duck
    6 3/8" Pheasant cocks, month old Chickens, large Pigeons, Chukar Partridge
    7 7/16" Ringneck Pheasants, Mallards, Wild Ducks, Bantams, Feather Leg and Runt Pigeons
    9 9/16" Wild Ducks, Pheasants, Leghorn hens, Ancona, Silkie, Gamebirds
    10 5/8" Wild Turkey, Minorcas, Cross breeds, adult Guineas
    11 11/16" Rock hens, Wyandottes, Rhode Island Red hens, Leghorn cocks, medium Ducks: Runners, Swedish, Harlequin
    12 3/4" Wild Geese, Rocks, Turkey hens, Geese, Jersey Giants, Orpingtons, larger Ducks: Pekins, Rouens, Muscovy
    14 7/8" Canada Geese, Turkeys, Honkers, Jersey Giant Cocks
  6. wasatusay

    wasatusay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 29, 2008
    South Carolina
    Yes! They are called plastic leg bandettes and you can get them numbered or non-numbered

    You can check in your knitting/yarn section in local stores. The spirals are the same as the knitting row markers. About the same price also. Come in a variety of colors and sizes.​

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