WTB: A few leg bands to tell my RIRs apart

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  1. KristaBeth

    KristaBeth Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 RIR that I can't tell apart. I just need a few different colored leg bands. Let me know what you have. Thanks!
     
  2. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    I went to the hardware store and bought a small package of multi colored ZIP ties. As the chicken grows, I cut the zip tie off and put a new, looser one on her leg. We did this for our 3 leghorns that we could not tell apart.
     
  3. KristaBeth

    KristaBeth Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for the tip!
     
  4. TheFarmMama

    TheFarmMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ebay has colored bands really cheap and in several different sizes-that's where I get mine [​IMG]
     
  5. SFIcelandics

    SFIcelandics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And you could even use the same color if you only have 3 birds.

    1. One on right leg
    2. One on left leg
    3. Nothing

    I have a few different colors of the zip dies that I use, and I can use the colors on the right leg and the left leg, and have them mean different things!

    Nate
     
  6. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I did something like this since I only had three leghorns

    1. White zip tie
    2. Black zip tie
    3. Nothing

    I did this when they were chicks and as they grew, we simply cut and replaced with a looser zip tie. It has worked out great for us.
     

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