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Batesburg, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 30, 2012
2:58 AM

Post #9062814

Does anyone have any good DIY ideas for leg banding? I tried the tie strip thingy. The hen got it off of her leg pronto. Not sure what else might work at this point. I just have the one hen to band at the moment, so I hate to spend alot of money.
Bridgewater, ME

March 30, 2012
4:07 AM

Post #9062832

go to ebay and look for leg bands for chickens and they have a package of spirals differant sizes and colors in one bag for 4.99 and free shipping.Thats were I got mine.
Richmond, TX

March 30, 2012
5:24 AM

Post #9062883

I use zip ties, but you have to replace them as the chickens grow.
Batesburg, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 30, 2012
2:09 PM

Post #9063440

We had to mark her today. DH found some copper tubing from a water pipe job here at home, cut a band about 3/4"...slit one side, smoothed the ruff edges. It's been on her leg all day long so far. The zip tie, I used one a few months ago...the hen took it right off.

(Zone 6b)

April 2, 2012
6:28 AM

Post #9066510

What I want to know is how to get them off.
Richmond, TX

April 2, 2012
6:33 AM

Post #9066521

I cut the zip ties off with fingernail clippers.

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