Spiral leg bands

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sunshynertc, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. sunshynertc

    sunshynertc Out Of The Brooder

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    I have the following breeds:

    Buff Orpington,
    Wyandotte
    Rhode Island Red
    Ameraucana
    Easter Egger
    Olive Egger:

    I went to the local feed store and I was told the size 11 spiral bands will fit all of these breeds but the band looks really loose on the hens. I tried to look for a photo of how it should look like on the leg of a hen.

    Does anyone know what size these breeds wear?

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2015
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    Why do you want to band your chickens ? I own pigeons and band them but only for myself so I know their age, If you are banding your chickens , then loose would be preferred to tight.
     
  3. sunshynertc

    sunshynertc Out Of The Brooder

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    I only need to band the Buff Orpingtons, the Wyandottes and the Ameraucana hens because I have a hard time telling them apart. It is for identification purposes only.

    Thanks
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I can't remember what size I had for my dual purpose birds, but some were pretty loose, like bangles. They've stayed on just fine for over a year, though. I was more concerned about bands being too tight. That is a nice thing about the hospital design, the fit is more forgiving.
     

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