Tagging chicken question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by stone_family3, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently purchased 28 birds and I want to put identifying bands on them mostly (processing, selling, keeping). Can I just use 3 different colors of zip ties? Do I have to buy actual bands? They would only have the bands on till first week of june when we make the trip to the processor.
     
  2. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have heard of ppl using zip ties. dont tie too tight, and keep a VERYYY close watch on how tight they get. chicks will outgrow them fast.
     
  3. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome, I'm not planning on tagging them till about May, it's mostly so I can keep track of who goes where. With the roos it's easy, but the hens it is kinda hard.
     
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  5. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I'll probably tag them a day or two before we head to the processor.
     

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