Leg Bands

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cluckfan, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. cluckfan

    cluckfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am using the spiral leg bands. The size recommended for Orpingtons is #12. They seem tight. How snug should they be? I am thinking about getting size 14 for these big girls. I put them on two young birds almost three months old. They are loose but do not seem too loose. They hang a bit like a bangle. Just do not want to cause injury my girls. They are still growing at only 6 months old.
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2011
  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    I used those too and didn't like it, when too loose the seem to unwind a little, I had an EE that I marked because of her blue eggs and the darn thing untwisted and got tight in the wrong way, others lost theirs. I'm actually looking into using colored zip ties.
    Michele
     
  3. cluckfan

    cluckfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard some bad things about zip ties via this forum. I have bad eye sight so I need to have something that will not get tighter by accident. I can hardly see the bands that are on now. I want to band mine so I will know their age, and where they came from. Wish there was something eaiser.....
     

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