I did a search here but haven't been able to find the exact info I need, namely: How would you get those coloured spiral plastic bands onto a mature hen? Are the spirals loose enough to easily unroll and insert onto the leg? I want to find out before I order some. In general, it seems that the various varieties of bands all have one sort of disadvantage or other. I want to band my hens so that I know who's who. For the first time in 10 years, I'll be giving them names. They all look alike at this point (6 Delawares) and 2 Rhodies. Thanks!