Leg bands- does anyone use them??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nccatnip, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. nccatnip

    nccatnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2007
    Piedmont area NC
    Thoughts anyone, please.
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    I would use them if I had many of the same breed and couldn't tell them apart.
    I don't have that problem... YET! [​IMG]
  3. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    I use Zip Ties that come in different colors. They have some really small ones I use for the babies. Be careful to take them off and add larger ones as they grow.
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    [​IMG] I didn't even think about that, and I have them in 10 different colors!
  5. Kristenschickens

    Kristenschickens New Egg

    Sep 19, 2007
    West Michigan
    Hi! This is my first-ever post. I have been learning a lot from you all since May. I am planning on using leg bands, just haven't ordered them yet. I have 8 Isa Browns, 7 Ameracaunas and a RIR. I plan to use the plastic bandettes from www.poultrymansupply.com. My girls are 21 weeks old. Some of them are laying, I just don't know which ones! (hense, the legbands....) Could you please tell me what DH means in some people's posts? Thanks....Kristen
  6. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I've been using colored velcro bands I got the in fabric dept of WallyWorld. They work pretty good,though 2 of my RRI's managed to get theirs off. Thinking of trying the zip ties. Color comes in handy when you have a bunch all the same color
  7. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    I use colored and numbered bandettes. That way if a chicken is ranging and gets it caught it pops off. They are reusable too. Zip straps scare me now after having several chickens with injuries.
  8. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi Kristenschickens, I use a purple spray instead of bands!!!
    DH stands for "dear husband, dear heart or dearhottemperedpaininthebutthubby!!!
  9. barg

    barg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    I had just asked this question recently myself.
    Mrs.Nezbit on the left and Emerald on the right.
    When they got older it was impossible to tell them apart, so Emerald got a zip tie, as per suggestions I got here.
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2007
  10. Alleyoops25

    Alleyoops25 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2007
    The zip tie is a good Idea. I like it better than the velcro idea. THese will stay on a lot better. A guy here in town who wns a chicken farm knows where to get poultry leg band s at really good deals. He gave me the web adress here a few months ago, but like everything else I lost it. I am going to see if I can get it from him again tomarrow. I also need leg bands for showing identification, so if/when I get the adress I will post it.

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