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??
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.
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.
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.