What size leg bands?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kryptoniteqhs, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. kryptoniteqhs

    kryptoniteqhs Rosecomb Rich

    Nov 14, 2008
    Perris, CA
    Ok, so what size leg bands would i need for a bantam? also ive got some rirs, sex links, and silver laced wayondotte. Also what about for the chicks? .... both bantam and regular?
     
  2. kryptoniteqhs

    kryptoniteqhs Rosecomb Rich

    Nov 14, 2008
    Perris, CA
    you know, never mind, this is too confusing, im just going to go to walmart and get colored zip ties
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Guideline Chart for Bird Leg Band Sizes
    Band Size # Physical Size Fits
    2 1/8" Canaries, day old Quail
    3 5/32" Parakeet, 1-4 week old Quail, Doves, Cockatiels, Guinea keets
    4 1/4" Baby Chicken, Coturnix Quail, small Pigeon, adult Bobwhite Quail
    5 5/16" Pheasant hen, Tumblers, medium Pigeon, Homers, Wood Duck
    6 3/8" Pheasant cocks, month old Chickens, large Pigeons, Chukar Partridge
    7 7/16" Ringneck Pheasants, Mallards, Wild Ducks, Bantams, Feather Leg and Runt Pigeons
    9 9/16" Wild Ducks, Pheasants, Leghorn hens, Ancona, Silkie, Gamebirds
    10 5/8" Wild Turkey, Minorcas, Cross breeds, adult Guineas
    11 11/16" Rock hens, Wyandottes, Rhode Island Red hens, Leghorn cocks, medium Ducks: Runners, Swedish, Harlequin
    12 3/4" Wild Geese, Rocks, Turkey hens, Geese, Jersey Giant cocks, Orpingtons, larger Ducks: Pekins, Rouens, Muscovy
    14 7/8" Canada Geese, Turkeys, Honkers, Jersey Giant Cocks
     
  4. dale

    dale Out Of The Brooder

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    Showing my ignorance here.... what is the purpose of leg bands?
     
  5. kryptoniteqhs

    kryptoniteqhs Rosecomb Rich

    Nov 14, 2008
    Perris, CA
    i want to know which chickens are which breed....the obvious part, but mostly how old they are and which ones which
     
  6. cherig22

    cherig22 Green Fields Farm

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    You can identify if you have the same breed but they came from different breeders....for your breeding program.

    Cheri
     
  7. kryptoniteqhs

    kryptoniteqhs Rosecomb Rich

    Nov 14, 2008
    Perris, CA
    yes and theres that.....a whole bunch of little reasons really that will save me much confusion in the long run
     
  8. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Be cautious with zip ties. I have had many injuries and several losses with birds getting them caught on something.

    Personally I would recommend bandettes. Better to lose a band than a good bird.
     
  9. kryptoniteqhs

    kryptoniteqhs Rosecomb Rich

    Nov 14, 2008
    Perris, CA
    yes you are most definitely right...where do you order them from?
     
  10. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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