**zip Ties**

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by DirtCreature, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. DirtCreature

    DirtCreature Songster

    Aug 8, 2011
    Olympia, Washington
    i know many of you use color coated zip ties to manage your flock and keep track of certin bird ect... when i went to put tiny ties on my chicks they tried to peck them off so i clipped them off for fear of them hurting themself or the others... is there some sort of trick to this or do they just get used to having them on. Thanks for all your feedback in advance.

  2. Stacykins

    Stacykins Crowing

    Jan 19, 2011
    Escanaba, MI
    Don't put them on too tight or too loose. Allow some wiggle room, but not enough to slip off the foot or over their 'knee' joint.

    I found they get used to them quickly. And since they are pecking at the plastic, not the leg beneath, no injuries have resulted. I keep track of mine with colored zip ties.
  3. DirtCreature

    DirtCreature Songster

    Aug 8, 2011
    Olympia, Washington
    i did the same but they where relentless about getting them off and didnt want to wait to see if injury would incure from leaving them on, so i will just put them back on and leave them for a day and see if they get used to it after all. Thanks [​IMG]
  4. crazyhen

    crazyhen Crowing

    Aug 26, 2008
    mtns of ,NC.
    Don't use the red or brt. orange ones. Hens peck at these colors more than others. gloria Jean
  5. Hinotori

    Hinotori Silver Feathers Premium Member

    Apr 27, 2011
    Graham, WA
    I haven't put any on chicks, but I've banded my EEs that look similar with ties so I can track who's laying what egg. Not one of them has even looked at the tie after I put it on. I like that they are easy to remove and replace.

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