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Leg bands- what size??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nccatnip, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. nccatnip

    nccatnip Songster

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    What size spirals should I order if I decide to use them? I have both banties and standard size chicks coming. Will these be easier to remove than zip ties when the chicks outgrow them?
     
  2. allen wranch

    allen wranch Crowing Premium Member

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    Spiral leg bands are not recommended. They have sharp ends and can imbed themselves in the birds' legs.

    What is the reason you want to band chicks ? In most cases, it is not necessary ????
     
  3. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing Premium Member

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    Try bandettes. Much easier to work with and they pose no injury risk. #7 for most bantams and #11 for large fowl.
     
  4. nccatnip

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    Carla, thanks for the question. I am building a breeding stock and want to identify which birds came from my own and which came from outside. At this point, I have chicks from my hens, eggs from a breeder and chicks coming from a hatchery. The idea is to identify the best of the best and continue from there.
    Suggestions and ideas welcome!!!!
     
  5. cybercat

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    What are bandettes and where would one find them?

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    kstaven Crowing Premium Member

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