leg bands or wing tags

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by fresheggs4u, May 27, 2011.

  1. fresheggs4u

    fresheggs4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some younger birds - about 9 weeks old that i want to mark. That way when I mixed them with the other birds I will know their age. I also plan on breeding a mix my dark cornish and my barred rocks. What works best and stay on better. Leg bands or wings clips.

    If i understand it, i have to chang the leg bands as the birds grow. Do you change the wing clips also?

    Any advise you can offer would be great!

    Thanks!
     
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I use colored zip ties until they are old enough for the leg bands. I have never used the wing clips.
     
  3. fresheggs4u

    fresheggs4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old do they need to be for leg bands? I tried to used very small rubber bands and they came off as fast as I put them on.
     

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