Leg Bands

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by vicmower, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. vicmower

    vicmower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any advice on problems with leg bands for identification and record keeping. Are there any practical homemade substitutes that you know of? Thanks, Victor
     
  2. vicmower

    vicmower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the ideas
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I like to use colored velcro strips......
     
  4. Berynn

    Berynn Cooped Up

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    I read that one should never use red to mark your chickens because it causes the other chicks to peck, and can lead into cannibalism. Is that true?
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I have some red and orange velcro strips on my black/blue/splash orps since they were chicks ...no problems....
     
  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:I've used these also with no problems
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    One word of warning with those zip ties for leg bands. Be very careful not to pull too tight or you might have a terrible time taking it off. In addition, on young growing birds, keep a very close eye on their growth and change them for a bigger one, as you don't want it to grow into their leg. I've seen a few chicks with spiral chick bands that they outgrew and their legs were a mess with the band stuck in the leg.
     

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