Leg band Questions

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by horsechick, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. horsechick

    horsechick Songster

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    Hello,
    Where is the best place to get leg bands for 4H meat pen birds?
    And what size should you get?
    Do you put them on when they are little? or wait for a couple weeks?
    Thanks so much,
    Angela
     
  2. cw

    cw Songster

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    we got ours from randell burkley , why do u want tp band your meaties?
     
  3. Birdgirl

    Birdgirl Songster

    Mar 18, 2009
    Indiana
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2009
  4. horsechick

    horsechick Songster

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    apparently it is a requirement at our fair, (we get this stuff sprung on us at the last moment instead of having a sheet with all the requirements) so when we write down what birds what kids are showing the numbers match. It is our first year with the meat pen so Im not sure why they do it? So people don't switch birds? use the same birds in different classes? different kids?
    I wondered what happens if we pick some and then the ones we pick die or don't end up looking comparable?
    They are supposed to pick two that are the same in size and look alike, lol!
    They all look alike to me [​IMG]

    We just need the bands with numbers on them so we can write the numbers down on the sheet they sign up for their classes.
    I am only assuming as of right now that we can wait until the birds grow up some and maybe just give each kids numbers, write them down and put them on the birds when they actually pick their pairs.
    I just don't know how big of a band with numbers we would need for 6-8 week old cornish crosses, don't know how big they will be.

    Thanks for the suggestions,
    Angela
     
  5. Birdgirl

    Birdgirl Songster

    Mar 18, 2009
    Indiana
    Id say they will get big so go with an 11 or 12 and get bandettes thats what i used when I showed
     

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