hawcer

In the Brooder
8 Years
Aug 24, 2011
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Where or how can I get leg tags/bands?

Vet,4H....other source? I'm clueless...
 

Hawkeye95

Songster
8 Years
Jun 18, 2011
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Oklahoma City area
My Coop
I have a dumb question.... what are they for??? Do they identify each bird like ear tags for cows? I know for cow tags we use them to identify cycles, fertility methods, breeding and vaccinations. What are bird bands used for??
 

stoopid

Chicken Fairy Godmother
8 Years
Aug 3, 2011
4,830
55
249
Long Island, NY
Try Randall Burkey, they sell boxes of 25. These are the plastic springy ones, they sell by size, you have to research it out.
 

BarefootMom

Songster
9 Years
Jul 20, 2010
1,581
26
216
Half Way, Missouri
I have seen them at the feed store packaged in 25 counts for less than a dollar.

there are numerous places online to get them if you can't find them in your feed store/ farm and home store. There are so many different kind of bands you need to decide which kind you want and then look for those. It depends if you want a number system/color system/letters etc.

This one explains sizes and comes in all colors
http://www.qcsupply.com/farm-livest...on-bands/420100-plastic-spiral-leg-bands.html

here's one place
http://www.arcatapet.com/item.cfm?cat=17535

and another
this one comes in quantities of 100 (minimum)

http://www.ketchummfg.com/Adjustable-Seal-Leg-Bands-Plain-Aluminum-Numbered-p89.html
 

allidew2

Chirping
8 Years
Jul 6, 2011
69
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92
Upstate South Carolina
Also, you might want to look on Ebay. I got a bag of 100 mixed sizes, some tiny ones for the day olds when I get them and some for later when we start to train them to come in at night..... marking is mostly for my own info, just so I can tell 'who is who', who's been picked up and loved on, who's not come into the coop yet, etc.
 

allidew2

Chirping
8 Years
Jul 6, 2011
69
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Upstate South Carolina
BTW.... the ones I got on Ebay were more like little rubber bands, which I think will be gentler on those little baby legs than the plastic thingys. I was a little worried about that, so I went with the softer ones.
 

hawcer

In the Brooder
8 Years
Aug 24, 2011
66
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Quote:So, being like rubber bands, do you have to stretch them over the feet to get them on the leg?
 

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