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

    Sep 1, 2009
    Hastings, MN
    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 Songster

    The plastic leg bands should be suffice for 4-H...Your layers will need size 11.
  3. Quote:Will the plastic spiral band work or do we need ones with numbers on them?

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