What to use for leg bands?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CHICKENHEAD, Feb 24, 2008.


    CHICKENHEAD Songster

    Jan 20, 2008
    I have about 35 eggs in the bator, I have some cuckoo marans from a well known breeder of them. He marked the eggs with a number of the hen that layed them. I would like to be able to put something on the chicks with their own number and keep documentation. I thought about using something like they use on quail. But chicks grow so fast, and I dont want to hurt them. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
  2. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Crowing

    Mar 1, 2007
    Quote:I show my birds so when I get them vaccinated the vet gives them their own metal leg band with a ID number on it to identify your birds(example would be CT 07459), then when you get them vaccinated the next year they get a new one, almost like when you bring your dog to the vet and get a new rabbies tag. Or if you just want color leg bands to identify birds by yourself, your local feed and grain store probably sells them or you can buy some on ebay or eggbid. I put the colored ones on my chicks when I think I know which ones are males or females. The colored ones are also very easy to get off when they grow out of it and they come in different sizes.

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