Leg Bands?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mama2my4, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. mama2my4

    mama2my4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you use them? If not, how do you tell your same breed chicks apart?
     
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    I haven't used them yet, but I'm changing things up a bit this year and plan to use zip ties to help identify my older ones so when butchering time rolls around I know who's on the list.
     
  3. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Zip ties work great, I've used them too. Only thing is, just like with other bands, you need to watch close as they grow so they don't get too tight. Leg bands on chickens need replacing as they grow with bigger ones. My current favorite is the velcro bands they sell for organizing cords. You can get them in multi colored packs at hardware and home centers.
     

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