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Wing bands

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SundownWaterfowl, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. What do you think about wingbands to id birds? Im going to be using metal adjustable bands, and I also would like to use a wing band, so that if the leg band falls off, I can still id the bird.

    How do you put them on?
  2. Nobody has any opinions on this. I would be using the Jiffy Wing Bands.
  3. mychickensrock

    mychickensrock Songster

    Oct 2, 2008
    Raleigh, NC
    we just had to remove an embedded wing band from one of our girls. it wasn't put in quite right (we didn't do them). I personally don't think they should be used. leg bands are better because they don't actually go into the chicken. That's just me. It hurts to get your ears pierced, I'm gonna guess it hurts to have a piece of metal rammed through your wing.
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Know with the peachicks, alot of us place one on each wing, without it you would never know what peachick came from who.

    Trick is how you put them on. Web of the wing.
    My father alway wing banded his game chickens, without trouble.

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