What type of leg band should I buy for 4H chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Engteacher, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. Engteacher

    Engteacher Poultry, Poetry, and Prose

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    So, we have to have identifying bands for the chickens we bring to the county fair. Our birds are just 9 weeks old right now and will be going to the fair the first week of August. We have black Javas, Welsummers, Australorps, and Cochins. What type of band should I get? As they continue to grow, will I need to change the band? I mean, our roosters will eventually grow to 8 or 9 lbs, so I'm guessing his leg size will change too, right?

    Here's where I'm looking http://tinyurl.com/25l9276 and I'd welcome some advice. Thanks!
     
  2. ChickenCop

    ChickenCop Chillin' With My Peeps

    The plastic leg bands should be suffice for 4-H...Your layers will need size 11.
     
  3. ByN8ureHomstead

    ByN8ureHomstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Will the plastic spiral band work or do we need ones with numbers on them?
     

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