What to use when tagging (around leg) of chickens??? Twist ties?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by fushalilly, May 13, 2008.

  1. fushalilly

    fushalilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to be able to tell my three chickens apart. I just put on twist ties, the kind you find on bread at the store. I dont like them because they are touching the skin on their legs and they smush them when the chicken sits.

    I want something that is VERY easy to take off.

    Are zip ties ok?
    PIC HERE
    http://www.removal-supply.co.uk/pictures/zip_ties_large.jpg

    What
    are some good "around the home" things I can use around their legs?
     
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    We use zip ties on our Blue Silky hens, to tell the two apart. Just make sure you don't "zip" them down too tight and they'll be fine.


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  3. Tutter

    Tutter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And if they are still growing, look at the legs specifically, on a regular basis. Their legs can grow right over a band....
     

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