Chicken Leg Bands – Not A Fan

Last year I got the numbered leg bands and put them on all my birds.  However within a couple of months most of them had come off.  Today I noticed the last bird that still had one was walking funny.   When I finally cought her (she is a White Leghorn and very fast) I noticed it was down around her foot with the toe that points backwards not in the band.  This caused it to cut into her skin.  I think I caught it in time but I feel bad that I didn’t notice it sooner.   One of the dow sides of letting the flock run through woods/brush is it that it is hard to catch them.   I need to do a better job of keeping an eye on the flock.

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