Leg bands for new chicks, what can I use

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mommysongbird, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. Mommysongbird

    Mommysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    Small Town, Virginia
    I would like to put leg bands on our new chicks to tell witch clutch is which, but I don't know what to use.

    I have these little plastic 'rings' that I use in my crocheting (markers), can they be used?
     
  2. jennifersmith326

    jennifersmith326 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Griffin, GA
    a lot of people use zip ties, just leave them loose and remove them before they get tight and replace them with looser ones.
     
  3. Mommysongbird

    Mommysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    Small Town, Virginia
    Quote:Thanks, I think my hubby has a BUNCH of those, I will steel um, barrow some. [​IMG]
     
  4. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    zip ties work well and come in lots of colors and are fairly cheap. just leave them loose, keep in mind they like to peck at red stuff so use other colors
     

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