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#76199 - 10/04/05 10:14 AM banding cochins
Eatnbugz Offline
Bantam

Registered: 09/24/05
Posts: 60
Loc: Oklahoma
I was just wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to band or mark standard cochins without messing up the leg feathering?? Thanks

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#76200 - 10/04/05 10:56 AM Re: banding cochins
Silkie Mutt Offline
Feather

Registered: 03/25/05
Posts: 29
Loc: Oregon
How about painting their toe nails. wink

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#76201 - 10/04/05 11:36 AM Re: banding cochins
Eatnbugz Offline
Bantam

Registered: 09/24/05
Posts: 60
Loc: Oklahoma
you know thats a great idea.. thanks, now just need to find something non-toxic that will stay on..

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#76202 - 10/04/05 12:48 PM Re: banding cochins
Jrsygntbrdr1 Offline
Classroom Professor

Registered: 06/12/05
Posts: 2601
Loc: Arkansas
What about wing bands, but I also like the idea of painting toenails, but I wouldn't do it if there is a show you're going to.

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#76203 - 10/04/05 01:03 PM Re: banding cochins
Eatnbugz Offline
Bantam

Registered: 09/24/05
Posts: 60
Loc: Oklahoma
i dont show them, but i love them like my kids and dogs, arent wing bands thru the skin? EEeek! I just need to identify them for records on who is whoms parents next spring.. Also got to thinking what if they start peckin each others, or their own for that matter, toes if i paint them.. oh why couldnt i just be like my grandpa, if it didnt earn its keep around the house it wasnt there.. what a pushover i am.

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#76204 - 10/04/05 08:40 PM Re: banding cochins
Jrsygntbrdr1 Offline
Classroom Professor

Registered: 06/12/05
Posts: 2601
Loc: Arkansas
oops...i've been doing it wrong! I use those little alligator-bands..you know, the kind that you push to tighten, but can't pull back to loosen. The only way to get it off is if you cut it? Anyway, I put those, with numbers on the smallest part of the wing of my birds. It is just a lot less painful than them pecking legs.

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