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why is there # sizes?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Mogli, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. Mogli

    Mogli Songster

    hello i was looking at a poultry supply website and i kinda would like to buy some leg ID bands for my hens but on the website theres difrent size packs of bands like a 25 pack all the way up too a 100 pack of leg bands but the thing i cant figure out is theres a # singn i wanna get a box of 25 leg bands but it says by the ad BOX OF 25 #7 leg bandetts is #7 the size of the band or wat ? [​IMG] says 7/16 in diameter. theres also size 9 size 11 does it matter wat sise they R dont these plastic leg bands shape themselves to the chickens leg? cuz diffrent chicken breeds have diffrent size legs big legs small legs

  2. Mogli

    Mogli Songster

    hellooo can anyboby please help me on this ? please i wanna try to get some leg bands i never used them B4 so any info would be great thank u [​IMG]
  3. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

    May 6, 2009
    Vail, Arizona
    That is the size. It does matter A LOT what size you get. If you get a size that was designed for a quail, you don't want to put in on a turkey! I think that there are websites where they say what birds each size is designed for...
  4. Mogli

    Mogli Songster

    oh ok thanks [​IMG] ill look around on the coumputer to see wat i can find thanks [​IMG]
  5. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    You don't want a band that shapes itself to the chicken's leg. If it is tight, it will cut off circulation.

    You will need to measure the chicken's leg to get the right size band.

    I think I've seen people on ebay that sell smaller amounts of leg bands. Check there. Or find someone in your area to split an order with you.
  6. CupOJoe42

    CupOJoe42 CT Chicken Whisperer

    Apr 11, 2011
    What kind of chickens do you have? I can look up the "average size" for your breeds. Many people buy colored zip ties and use them.
  7. Mogli

    Mogli Songster

    ive got golden comets and golden lacced wyandottes i read somewere that they need a size 11 band 11/16

  8. LilyD

    LilyD Songster

    Jan 24, 2011
    Bristol, VT
    I got small colored zip ties from ebay and it works well. I just make sure to leave about a fingers width of space between the band and the leg so that I am sure that as they grow it won't get too tight. They work really well and come in bags of 100.
  9. Mogli

    Mogli Songster

    thats an idea i tryd to use zip ties b4 but i was useing medeium size white 1s but they were too big plus i had trouble holding the chicken and at the same time tryn to zip tie it to there leg [​IMG] so ur sayn ni need to get small colored zip ties how much space do i leave between there leg & zip tie? if theres too much space left the zip tie will probly fall off
  10. CupOJoe42

    CupOJoe42 CT Chicken Whisperer

    Apr 11, 2011
    Wyandotte Standard Hen Size 11
    Wyandotte Standard Cock Size 12
    Wyandotte Bantam Size 7

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