leg bands for chicks

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by old mill poultry, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. old mill poultry

    old mill poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm looking for some legbands that are numbered or ones I can write on. I got the plastic bandettes but prefer one I can keep track of each bird. Any online sources?
     
  2. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any poultry supply house will have them.
     
  3. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    Oooh, me too. I have only been able to find teeny chick bands that don't have numbers on. Don't do me much good. They're also super expensive.

    Anyone have a good source?
     
  4. cybercat

    cybercat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bandettes come in a numbered version also in different colors.
     
  5. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    I've never seen chick sized bandettes with numbers--only bands that look like coils of wire, no numbers. We use adult sized bandettes on our hens.

    Where do you get yours?
     
  6. cybercat

    cybercat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do search on the net alot of hatcheries sell them. One I know of has numbers up to 100 and five colors. These are bandettes not spring clips there is a difference.
     
  7. Buckhorn Farm

    Buckhorn Farm OLD Country Girl

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    What do you use them for? Thanks:/
     
  8. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    If you band tiny chicks, won't the band become tight when the chicken grows?
     
  9. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    chefg: to tell the chicks apart, of course! [​IMG]
    I like to keep records, for example, of how fast my chicks are feathering, aggression levels, who their momma is (esp. if they are hatched by a broody hen other than momma), etc.

    jvls1942: They sure will become tight, and in a hurry. If you see them get slightly tight, you have to get the bands off and a larger size on pronto. However, with bandettes, they expand a bit so it isn't as critical. A too-tight band could cause a chick to lose a foot if it isn't caught.
     
  10. Buckhorn Farm

    Buckhorn Farm OLD Country Girl

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    chefg: to tell the chicks apart, of course! [​IMG]
    I like to keep records, for example, of how fast my chicks are feathering, aggression levels, who their momma is (esp. if they are hatched by a broody hen other than momma), etc.


    Thanks.......I have not had chicken in years. [​IMG]
     

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