Legband size?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Ersula, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. Ersula

    Ersula Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 3, 2011
    I have 13 Buff Orpingtons and I want to get some leg bands because they all look the same lol My roosters legs are a lot larger than the hens, so I was wondering what size YOU normally get for similar sized chickens. I want to get the plastic/rubber kind. Thanks!
  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY
    This is the size chart that I use. I don't have birds your size, but I can tell you that for my full grown Silkies I use size 9 and they are plenty big.
    A bird the size of yours would easily use a size 12 I would think.

    No.- Band Size - Physical Size Fits
    2 1/8" Canaries, day old Quail
    3 5/32" Parakeet, 1-4 week old Quail, Doves, Cockatiels, Guinea keets
    4 1/4" Baby Chicken, Coturnix Quail, small Pigeon, adult Bobwhite Quail
    5 5/16" Pheasant hen, Tumblers, medium Pigeon, Homers, Wood Duck
    6 3/8" Pheasant cocks, month old Chickens, large Pigeons, Chukar Partridge
    7 7/16" Ringneck Pheasants, Mallards, Wild Ducks, Bantams, Feather Leg and Runt Pigeons
    9 9/16" Wild Ducks, Pheasants, Leghorn hens, Ancona, Silkie, Gamebirds
    10 5/8" Wild Turkey, Minorcas, Cross breeds, adult Guineas
    11 11/16" Rock hens, Wyandottes, Rhode Island Red hens, Leghorn cocks, medium Ducks: Runners, Swedish, Harlequin
    12 3/4" Wild Geese, Rocks, Turkey hens, Geese, Jersey Giants, Orpingtons, larger Ducks: Pekins, Rouens, Muscovy
    14 7/8" Canada Geese, Turkeys, Honkers, Jersey Giant Cocks
  3. Ersula

    Ersula Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 3, 2011
    Awesome! Thank you SO much. I've never seen a list with Orpingtons on it. You're my favorite person right now because I was totally going to order 9's or 10's. Thanks!!

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