Swiftack - does it really exist?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Amanita, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. Amanita

    Amanita Songster

    May 18, 2017
    Sligo, Ireland
    For our current (first) generation, I've been using vet wrap tape to make leg bands to identify the different birds, but it's been fairly fiddly and they tend to fall off over time and need constant monitoring to make sure they're not getting too tight.
    Now that the pullets have started laying and I'm planning the second generation, I was researching better tagging methods. I came across this article: https://academic.oup.com/ps/article/87/6/1052/1588223# - it looks at the effects of different tagging systems, and the ''Swiftack" option was one of the better ones. However, looking online, I can't find any reference to it outside of various scientific articles, and no pictures of what it looks like.
    Has anyone come across this system before? Any idea what it entails?
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    I couldn't either, never heard of it before, am curious, but guess I'll stick to zipties.
    That linked paper/article is 10 years old, maybe that's why?
  3. Peppercorngal

    Peppercorngal Songster

    Feb 5, 2018
    Feather Falls, CA
    I think perhaps Swiftack is Canadian?? I'd just go with the zipties from Strombergs! :p

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