what age can you leg band chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by grateful, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. grateful

    grateful Out Of The Brooder

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    what age can you leg band chicks? And is there a good source for them on the Internet?
    Thanks
    Travis
    Bozeman, Mt
     
  2. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any age but you MUST check them at least twice a week for tightness until they are fully grown. If you use zip ties and leave them fairly loose you can usually get away with 3 or 4 changes before they are grown. Never put a snug band on a growing bird. Never put a tight band on any bird.
     
  3. grateful

    grateful Out Of The Brooder

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    Good info! Thanks.
    Travis
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