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Keeping track of chickens?!?!?!?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chix-in-GA, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. Chix-in-GA

    Chix-in-GA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For those of you with a lot of chickens, different breeds, different ages...How do you keep track of how old your birds are?
    Do you have a tracking log or something? [​IMG]
    Just one of those questions I think about when I get bored...Sitting at home with a really bad cold!!!! [​IMG]

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. ChickLuver

    ChickLuver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have about 30 birds. I know them all by name but, they also all wear leg bands with numbers....[​IMG]
     
  3. Chix-in-GA

    Chix-in-GA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ahhh, leg bands...Thats the stuff I was wondering about. Where does a person get leg bands and tool, if necessary, to put them on.

    Thanks by-the-way! [​IMG]
     
  4. ChickLuver

    ChickLuver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No prob....I ordered them from this place online. You have to order the tool also. Its like an xtra $20 bucks but totally worth it. I tried to skimp and do it with out it.....oh boy not a good idea..... the name of the place is Ketchum....www.ketchummfg.com
     
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  5. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Griners in Nashville has what you are looking for........
     
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  6. Chix-in-GA

    Chix-in-GA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Griners in Nashville has what you are looking for........

    Very cool Pinegrove, thanks for the help, you seem to be the local 411 and I appreciate it... [​IMG]
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I used zip ties when the birds were little, but they grow so fast. When they were a couple if months old I switched to the plastic spiral leg bands. Below is the place I bought them. They have different types of leg bands.

    I bought my leg bands from:

    "The Easy Chicken Poultry and Supply"
    http://shilala.homestead.com/tags.html

    Kelly Chewning
    1602 Salem Road
    DuBois, PA 15801

    (814)-583-5374

    Email: [email protected]


    I know others have gotten them from
    http://www.cutlersupply.com/
     
  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Guideline Chart for Bird Leg Band Sizes
    Band Size # Physical 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 Giant cocks, Orpingtons, larger Ducks: Pekins, Rouens, Muscovy
    14 7/8" Canada Geese, Turkeys, Honkers, Jersey Giant Cocks
     
  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Oops Double post [​IMG]
     
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  10. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to band too. Mainly to track age. I wondered if the farm stores carried them. Could I really use up 100 leg bands in short time. It seems like that is the quantity. May need to check again.
     

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