Legbands

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mastiffsinky, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. mastiffsinky

    mastiffsinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What size legbands do I need for the following breeds and at what age do you band them?

    Large Fowl- Polish

    Bantams:
    Polish, Silkies, cochins, seramas, japanese, bramas, pheonix, and ameracunas


    Also where is the best place to get them?

    Thanks,
    Katie
     
  2. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    I use small colored zip ties, easy to apply and re-apply, durable, chickens don't mind them, easy record keeping, inexpensive.

    AL
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have used zip ties when the birds were little, but they grow so fast. When they were a couple if months old I switched to the colored plastic spiral leg bands. Below is the place I bought them. They have a chart for the proper sizes for the different breeds of birds and also different types of leg bands.

    I bought my leg bands from:

    "The Easy Chicken Poultry and Supply"
    http://shilala.homestead.com/tags.html

    Kelly Chewning
    1602 Salem Road
    DuBois, PA 15801

    (814)-583-5374

    Email: [email protected]
     

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