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Need some assistance ASAP!!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by JaciesCoop, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. JaciesCoop

    JaciesCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 16, 2007
    Arizona
    I need some of the plastic leg bands but I need them big enough for toulouse geese.

    I have to keep my two banded so that when they get mixed in with the neighbors and start fighting I know who to grab! LOL!

    The feed stores here have none of the larger size and to order them online you have to order this huge bag for over $50.00!!

    I will pay $1.00 a piece and I need about 5 of them and of course I'll also pay the shipping.

    Does anyone have any?? I'm keeping my fingers crossed that someone does.

    Or does anyone have any ideas on something else to use that they won't chew off or get off and eat?


    Thanks
    Jacie
     
  2. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    Idaho
    I have no idea about leg bands but until you find some, would zip cords work. They come in lots of colors and you could pull them tight enough not to fall off but not to tight.
     
  3. RubberChickenLubber

    RubberChickenLubber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you get cable ties, and leave them loose enought not to cut into the leg. Most hardware stores have them, cheap and fast.
     
  4. JaciesCoop

    JaciesCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 16, 2007
    Arizona
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    Those are great ideas!!! I didn't even think of those.

    Thanks!!!

    Jacie
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You can get all sorts of Velcro and cut it into long strips, wrap it round and round the leg to secure it. That's what I use. And if one of them insists on pulling at it, you can wrap a slender strip of medical tape around the Velcro to make sure they can't unravel it. The more times the Velcro goes around the leg, the more secure it is. Comes in all sorts of sparkly pastel colors, LOL.
     
  6. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    Idaho
    RubberChickenLubber, cable ties are what I meant, I could not think of the correct name for them. I call them Zip Cords. Thanks!
     
  7. JaciesCoop

    JaciesCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 16, 2007
    Arizona
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    The only trouble I see with the velcro is it does become soft when wet and my 2 are in the creek all day. I'm afraid they would chew it up and swallow it.
     
  8. RubberChickenLubber

    RubberChickenLubber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    momma's when I entered I saw your post, we were just posting at the same time..lol
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, duh, Cyn! Yep, forgot about the water factor for geese. Definitely zip ties would do better for them.
     
  10. JaciesCoop

    JaciesCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 16, 2007
    Arizona
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    Don't feel bad! That's one of the 1st things I thought of and then went "hey dummy! They're in the water all the time!!"
     

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