What size legbands? 2 questions

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cthrash1, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    How do I put a legband on a feather legged chicken without it making a bare spot? And how do I decide the size to buy? They will be going on silkies, cochins bantams/standard, Millies and favs standard.
     
  2. Napalongtail

    Napalongtail Longtail Longtimer

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    You will want to buy both size 9 and 11 bands. Use the larger ones on the feather footed bantams and the smaller on clean legged bantams and on the juvenile bantams. For full size cochins I believe it is a 15 or 16 and I only band the feather legged when absolutely necessary finding a part in the feathers to place it. Otherwise just hang the band on the outside of their coops on the wire and put on prior to the show.
     
  3. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    Thanks I was worried I'd have a feather legged with a big bare spot on it's leg if we showed it. So, I really don't have to leave the bands on all the time, just need them for shows?
     
  4. Napalongtail

    Napalongtail Longtail Longtimer

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    yup and some feed stores will carry them but I find it easier just to order through strombergs. Good luck at the shows [​IMG]
     

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