Tab End Wing Bands

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by brahmabreeder, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got these the other day but I have no idea how to apply them. The directions are crudely written. Would someone mind showing me a series of pictures or a video to help me out. BTW I tried the video on Nationalband.com and my computer won't play it for some reason.
     
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  2. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    I have never used this type of wing band however I have used the Jiffy bands for decades and I like them a lot. They require a dedicated application tool to put them on but they are a snap to use and one person can apply them without a sweat.

    The ones you got require a pair of needle nose pliers to put them on. If the question is where do they go on a chicken then the answer is in the wing web or skin next to the chicken's body or shoulder but on the leading or front edge of the wing. A small hole must be punched through the wing web to apply any wing band. The only thing to recommend the bands you chose is that they can be removed and reused on another bird. To me that violates the purpose of wing bands or all ID bands for that matter.

    Good luck.
     
  3. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last night I decided to just go ahead and figure it out on my own. Once I opened up the birds wings it was real easy for me to see what the "picture" on the box was talking about. I went and put one on him/her and it stabbed through fairly easily then I just bent the tab part back. Can't even see it. This birds was about two months old and has a ton of feathers so they kind of got in my way. I bought these over the jiffy or other ones because the applicator was just another cost and I liked that they can be removed. I think if someone buys a bird they should have that option to remove it and put their own on if they want. Plus some people don't like wing bands for what ever reason. I don't see an issue with them being removable because I'm not going to be removing them my self so it won't affect me. Can these be applied at any age? I read that on just hatched chicks they can twist around. Do you have any experience with that?
     
  4. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    It takes all kinds of people to make up the world we live in. Some folks are not above removing a band and reinstalling it on a mongrel bird. The next step is to complain that you are not honest that you sold them a pig in a poke, and then demanding their money back.

    So sorry, but the bird your customer presents to the judge has your wing band on it so you are automatically guilty of fraud. All wing bands and leg bands are removable, but not all can be removed then easily reapplied without evidence of tampering. That is my point.
     
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