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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by rooster brandon., Oct 6, 2010.
Is it ok to use zip ties for chickens all i do is zip them on there legs but not to tight?
OK, yes, I think all are aware of that.
No im not telling im asking how to use them?This is a question!
I used a zip tie to tell my two Cockoo Marans apart. I check it two make sure it is still OK. I just put it on the one.
Is that what you want to use it for?
yeah........do you put them on there just loose enough to cut them off?
I use them, I color-code my birds by hatch date so I know how old they are. I put them on loosely enough that there is room to grow but the bird cannot slip it off over its foot easily. I check them regularly to make sure they are not getting too tight, when I notice one that starts to look snug, I snip it off carefully with a small pair of scissors and replace. I have only had to replace ties on large fowl though, my bantams are all still wearing their original ones they got as chicks since their legs don't get as thick.
Please, no bumping your threads! It's is against the BYC rules, Brandon. Removed the bump, please don't keep doing that. Give folks time to answer. It may help if you would be more specific in your titles, then someone may click on it sooner.
I like the idea of hatch date. My calendar is getting kind of full with just mentions of how old my chickens are!
(sorry, but what is bumping your threads?)