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When are chickens legs there maximum width?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sam Drummond, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. Sam Drummond

    Sam Drummond Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some chicks and would like to put colored zip ties on them as soon as I can. I do not know what age they need to be so that there legs will not grow any more and I can put the zip ties on. What age do you think? Thanks!
     
  2. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can use zip ties at any time, just keep an eye on them and change as needed so they aren't too tight
     
  3. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they're still growing, just put the ties on loose like a bangle bracelet. Check to make sure they can't be pulled easily over the toes. I put them on my chicks at 3 weeks old and so far I've only had to change them out once (chicks are 12 weeks old now).
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    You could also do spiral leg bands (my local feed store sells them). They spread out as the chicks grow so there no worries about them getting too tight.
     

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