Pretty Chicken Leg Bands

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by silver1polish, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. silver1polish

    silver1polish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how about duck tape leg bands for chickens! And I have a pic of what it looks like on my chickens.

    1. Miss red the rhode island red with the golden band
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    2. Silva the silver polish with the golden band
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    I just thought I would share that with you guys :D
     
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  2. One Chick Two

    One Chick Two Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's duck tape, not duct tape? lol
     
  3. MrsPbio

    MrsPbio Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How did you make them?
     
  4. silver1polish

    silver1polish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well you get a pice of duck tape and measure how big you chickens leg is around. Make sure that you don't make it to tight. Then cut the right pice off and rap it around the pice and make sure thatyou can still put it on th3 chicken and done!
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Oh, this is an old thread.....good!

    So how did they hold up? any problems?
    I would think they might be hard to get off if they outgrew them if applied to 'not full grown' chickens.
     
  6. silver1polish

    silver1polish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They held up for about a month but then is came off.
    I had a macaroni duck tape band on my rhode island red and i held up for 6 months becuse i made it tuff.
     
  7. Bluedragon101

    Bluedragon101 New Egg

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    Thats so cool man i bought leg warmers for my chickens
     
  8. maihem

    maihem Out Of The Brooder

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    So, is this over the top?
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  9. silver1polish

    silver1polish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, They are quite over the top but they are very handy in case one of your chickens get lost!

    Wow! That's quite impressive leg bands you have there! how did you make them?
     
  10. maihem

    maihem Out Of The Brooder

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    Got the tags at gun dog supply:
    http://www.gundogsupply.com/exidplatwitr.html
    Sanded all the edges to remove any sharp burrs.
    Started the curve on the curved edge of kitchen counter, bent into a "C" by hand.
    Carefully continued bend with a pair of soft jaw pliers to prevent marring...worked into a ring till the holes lined up.
    Reopen ring to get on leg, carefully close on leg with soft jaw pliers.
     

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