leg band sizes

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by fayediddles, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. fayediddles

    fayediddles Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 11, 2015
    what size leg band to use on day old baby chicks? I'm in day 17 of 48 hatching and after they are sexed I want to put a band on the males Oh and the chicks are Australorp and Plymouth Rock
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2016
  2. curious chickee

    curious chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    I use zip ties for young chicks replacing as they grow then around 8 - 12 weeks their regular bands. I add a second zip tie to my boys, You could probably use size 7 bandettes on chicks over 3 weeks and then change them when they get snug. Jus remember to keep a close eye because they grow fast.

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