Legs Bands

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by spencer creek, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. spencer creek

    spencer creek Out Of The Brooder

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    I wanted to leg band my chicks. Forgot about it.
    #1 At what age should they have them put on(Adult-band).
    #2 Where do I get them?

    They are Silkies.

    Thanks-
     
  2. Jolly Acres

    Jolly Acres Out Of The Brooder

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  3. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    You can buy them at places like tractor supply or there are places on the web too. I have chicks that are banded now at 6 weeks. The issue s staying on top of them and making sure as they grow the bands are changed out.

    Like a dog with a collar, you have to put bigger ones on as the mature.
     
  4. eschwaderer

    eschwaderer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is notching permanent if I'd rather not band?
     
  5. SunshineSilkies

    SunshineSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2009
    Florida
    For my chicks just born, I either cut little strips of Velcro to wrap around their leg, or I ordered some size 4 spiral legs bands from Foy's Pigeons. Either has worked good for me. I use those spirals in different sizes until my silkies legs are big enough to put their colored/numbered legbands or their ABA legbands(permanent) on. Hope this helps![​IMG]
     

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