leg tags?

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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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??
 

BarefootMom

Songster
9 Years
Jul 20, 2010
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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
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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.
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allidew2

Chirping
8 Years
Jul 6, 2011
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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
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So, being like rubber bands, do you have to stretch them over the feet to get them on the leg?
 

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