where to get colored leg bands (poultry)

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Hi -- been poking around on the internet and in the archives... the only supplier I founf on the internet is Kemp's Koop, but they only have a single color of leg bands. I know I've seen several colors in the past, but I can't remember where. I'd like to be able to use alternating colors in alternating years in my laying flock. I have a bunch of 2+ year old who need to be culled, and a bunch of new ones coming up that I'd like to band, so I can tell them apart from the next batch I get in the fall.


-- Andrea, Big Flats NY (andreagee@aol.com), April 25, 2002


I found them at Berry Hill Limited in St. Thomas, Ontario. www.BerryHillLimited.com or 1-800-668-3072

I believe this place is similar to a company called Lehman's in the US. I'm sure someone else can post with their information for you. Or try a search here for Lehman's.

-- Bernie from Northern Ontario (bernadette_kerr@hotmail.com), April 25, 2002.

Andrea, there are many suppliers of leg bands on the LINKS on the Poultry Forums. You might start with www.poultryconnection.com and check them out. I use Seven Oaks Game Farm, they have dozens of sizes of bands in many different colors. Their addy: http://www.poultrystuff.com/ps/ They will be happy to send you a catalog or just the page of bands if you e mail them. Claude McCallister is the head honcho and is very nice to deal with. Hope this helps, LQ

-- Little Quacker (carouselxing@juno.com), April 25, 2002.

This is the place with the best prices I have found http://www.nationalband.com/ Rog

-- Rog (zipsmykat@aol.com), April 25, 2002.

Did you check your local feed store? Ours here carry them.

-- cindy palmer (jandcpalmer@sierratel.com), April 25, 2002.

Nasco. enasco.com

-- shakeytails in KY (shakeytails@yahoo.com), April 25, 2002.

Some folks use cable ties. They come in various sizes and you can cut off any excess. The hardware stores carry them in various colors.

-- ~Rogo (rogo2222@hotmail.com), April 26, 2002.

The last time I bought leg bands at the feed store they were very expensive. So I checked out nationalbrands.com & they are quite resonable. If I need more I'm getting them there.

-- Bonnie (stichart@plix.com), April 26, 2002.

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