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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Farmer Kitty, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    stop getting thicker down by their feet? I'm wanting to put the perminate bands on some of my adolescents but, I don't want to do it to soon and have them out grow them.
     
  2. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Anyone have any idea?
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Interesting question. I use the zip ties & just cut them off & replace them; usually need to do it twice. If you wait until they stop growing, will you still know who is who? I'd think you'd be pretty safe to do it around 24 weeks?
     
  4. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    I'm using yarn until they growup. I did their parents at about 18 weeks and didn't need to redo them. I haven't had to redo the yarn in a few weeks so I'm kind of hoping I can put the permanate ones on before I introduce them into the coop.

    They're permanant ones will be zip ties. One color for the year and one for their individual ID.
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2008
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Check with your local feed store. Or fairgrounds. One of our girls has a permanent band on and it's loose around her leg. Doesn't seem to bother her at all.
     
  6. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Quote:Not looking for a permanent band-I will be using zip ties but, I'm wondering when it will be safe to put one on. But, thankyou for the suggestion-it may help others who read the thread. [​IMG]
     
  7. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    I started banding my pullets when they stated laying around 16 -17 weeks old. I have no more than 8 in one breed/coop so I can use different colored zip ties. It was hard to use on the Cochins but the Araucanas have done well and they haven't needed changing in the few months I have had them on.
    It helps me keep up with who is laying and I keep it recorded in a book. If I see who lays all the better.
     

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