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leg bands?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by apc, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. apc

    apc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When do you put them on and whats the normal size for bantams and Lf? Do they get put on as chicks?
     
  2. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Sizing depends on what kind of band you get. Some use "standard size" numbers, some go by the inside diameter measurement, some are just adjustable

    http://www.cutlersupply.com/cart/index.php?main_page=page&id=5

    http://www.poultrysupplies.com/index_files/page0034.htm

    http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/leg_bands.html

    http://www.nationalband.com/leg.htm

    Personally I bought these for standard sized chickens, and I was very happy with the service that I received from Ketchum, as well as the bands!!! http://www.ketchummfg.com/Adjustable-Seal-Leg-Bands-Colored-Aluminum-Numbered-and-Lettered-p468.html

    Since
    they don't grow with the chicks, I put them on whenever I think they are about done growing. WING bands can be put on day-olds and stay on the bird for their entire life. They seemed hard to apply to my adult birds so I opted for leg bands. [​IMG] I don't know a whole lot about banding chicks, I have always used zip ties for IDing younger birds, just gotta watch em and change them out as they grow.
     

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