Wing Bands

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by aggie2013, Nov 28, 2016.

  1. aggie2013

    aggie2013 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am trying to find a way to organize my future breeding program. So far wing bands seem to be my best option. What kind would you suggest? Also can they stay on for the chickens life? Or do they need replaced as they grow?
     
  2. CANADIANGAMES

    CANADIANGAMES Out Of The Brooder

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    I use wing bands and zipties. Small zip ties on leg loose and ends clipped with nail clippers. Then wingband at 1week old. You can wingband at a day old. But i dont have that may of one type to have to worry about that. I habe legbands with farm name on them for showing and breeding stock. Wingbands are for knowing what chicks come off what cock and hen pair.
     
  3. ocap

    ocap Overrun With Chickens

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    the guy I admire uses a wing band on each wing with the same number on both, they fall out once in a while, I leave mine in for life and will buy longer ones with the next purchase, they look huge on chicks but 3/4 inch is too small for a standard australorp
     
  4. aggie2013

    aggie2013 Out Of The Brooder

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    What size would you suggest for LF ameraucana?
     
  5. ocap

    ocap Overrun With Chickens

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  6. ocap

    ocap Overrun With Chickens

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    they are difficult to spin later in life so make sure the number is on top before they get to big, easier for me to read if on top.
     
  7. ocap

    ocap Overrun With Chickens

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    I also toe punch, the entire flock gets the same "year number", 2016 was outside web on both feet
     
  8. Folly's place

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    What size for bantams? I've never used the wing bands either. Mary
     
  9. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    What are wing bands?
     
  10. ocap

    ocap Overrun With Chickens

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    I am looking at the site and only see one "length", I thought I remembered different sizes, old age is the pits

    Mary: call the dealer

    video available on this site:
    https://nationalband.com/products/zip-890/
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2016

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