What size leg band do I need?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ChickGirl6, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. ChickGirl6

    ChickGirl6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have EE's, Marans and Std Cochins. I'm going to get the plastic spiral leg bands from cutlersupply.com, and I need to know what size to get that will fit the adult birds.
     
  2. spottedtail

    spottedtail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are charts for sizing bands to the various breeds.

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  3. cletus the rooster

    cletus the rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    i use various colored nylon zip ties to get a custom fit
     
  4. ChickGirl6

    ChickGirl6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen the charts and I don't know if I need the #11 or #12.
     
  5. krobin04

    krobin04 Out Of The Brooder

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    we did the zip-ties today- seems great- recommend it. there were only 4 different colors, but different widths, too.
     
  6. Mother of All

    Mother of All Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can go to your local farmers supply store or order chicken leg band that are plastic and wrap around the leg. They expand to fit different size legs and will expand as they grow

    They are called Bandettes and come in different colors and are numbered
     

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