New! baby poultry leg bands. 100 Multi Color Bands Per Package. Mix of Pink, Yellow, Green, Blue, Orange, and Purple. They come in 3/16", 1/4", 5/16"
Must have baby poultry identifiers. Band at hatch to tell breeds, parentage, or chicks apart from each other. The stretchy legbands, make it easy to put them on and take off and they stay on well. Once they start to get tight from the chicks growing, about 3 to 4 weeks, we go up to the next size. After they have graduated through all 3 sizes we put on Zbands, which they wear for the rest of their lives.
We go through hundreds of these every year here at the farm. Our brooders do not have the best lighting which makes it tough to tell the down color. The bands have helped to speed up the selection process by just looking for a certain color of band. Our help does not always know the color of down of a certain breed so hey fetch the blue bands works much better than, hey get the solid black with a yellow breast, straight comb and feather legged... The bands help to speed up the process by being able to quickly get the breed we are after any way you look at it.
Choosing a size to start with is fairly easy. 3/16" would be equal to a size 3 for example day old Quail, Seramas, small bantams. We use them on our Wyandotte Bantams... After 3 weeks or so they graduate to a 1/4".
The models are our Wyandotte Bantams 2 days old.
1/4" Are for standard size day old chicks, ducks, light geese and the next size up from the 3/16" used on bantams and small poultry. The little models are 2 day old Large Fowl Wyandottes.
5/16" would be equal to a size 5 for either Large day old poultry such as heavy geese or birds that have grown out of the 1/4". Pictured is a 7 week old Marans.