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Where to buy poultry leg bands?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sbarab, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. sbarab

    sbarab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am searching for poultry leg bands. Need to be several sizes as I want to track them from chicks to adults. I found some tiny elastics for newly hatched chicks on ebay and they arrived last week, but don't think they will fit very long.
     
  2. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

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    Cutler supply
     
  3. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:McMurray sells them but you will probably pay an arm and a leg for them
     
  4. Keri78

    Keri78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ebay!!!
     
  5. sbarab

    sbarab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you search for to find them on ebay? I am having trouble finding larger (teenager/adult) sizes on ebay.
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    I guess for me the solution was two words: Zip Ties [​IMG] I've been wanting to keep track on who's who in my Wyandottes for a long time now, and several people have mentioned zip ties. They're very cheap, come in many colors, and fit well for pullets or cockerels outside the brooder. Now for chicks that's another story - I was thinking of just marking them with something nontoxic.
     
  7. sbarab

    sbarab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you keep the zip ties from getting tighter?
     
  8. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    I bought some on Ebay, from seth1son! I am very pleased! [​IMG]
     
  9. sbarab

    sbarab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Wonder why that ebay seller didn't come up when I searched for leg bands. Ahhh. ebay.
     
  10. MomMommyMamma

    MomMommyMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see bands on eBay but I don't understand the size/numbers. There are small bands listed as sizes 2, 3, and 4. Any thoughts? I just received 10 beautiful Maran eggs and I'd really like to band the chicks so I know who is from which egg.
     

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