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    Need help finding stag hitches

    Iím having trouble finding some below the spur stag hitches. With this cold weather coming on i know Iím going to have to tie out several stags with undeveloped spurs. I donít have enough pens for them all. I would appreciate any suggestions from you guys. Iíve already searched online but havenít found the old style narrow nylon hitches anywhere. Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Need help finding stag hitches

    Jeremy Chandler sells the nylon type. He had them on his website last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoghunter View Post
    Jeremy Chandler sells the nylon type. He had them on his website last year.
    Thanks H H. I talked to Jeremy and he doesnít sell those hitches anymore. Thanks again

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    Re: Need help finding stag hitches

    Thanks CCC. the zip ties may be the way to go I just need a few details on how it works like size of zip tie, how tight on leg and position etc. Thanks

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    Re: Need help finding stag hitches

    Why not make your own? Use flat half inch rope for leashes and #0 grommets

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedAngus View Post
    Why not make your own? Use flat half inch rope for leashes and #0 grommets
    Sir where can I find the 1/2 inch rope? Thank You

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cmac View Post
    Sir where can I find the 1/2 inch rope? Thank You


    Belle farms sells the components to make your own or you can buy them already done... http://www.bellefarm.org/Products/Ti...tie_cords.html

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    Re: Need help finding stag hitches

    What he’s looking for is smaller than the nylon hitches that gamefowl supply dealers sell. Any arts and crafts or fabric stores should have the nylon and grommets.

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    Re: Need help finding stag hitches

    Just wanted to say thanks to all that responded. Y’all have been very helpful and I can handle it from here. I knew I could depend on you Sabong guys!!! YFIS THANKS CMAC

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    Re: Need help finding stag hitches

    After thinking about it, If someone has used the zip tie method successfully it would be greatly appreciated if you could post some details on that. Thanks

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    Re: Need help finding stag hitches

    I don’t really like the idea of a zip tie myself, might be ok but I’d worry about rubbing a sore on the leg with a hitch pulling on it. I would think it’d take a fairly large zip tie to emulate a spur and if it’s too loose, it’ll just get down against the natural spur too. Might as well just use a nylon cinching type hitch. There’s also those hitches that come outta Mexico or maybe PI that are made from cord and wrapped in leather or similar and are cinching.

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    Re: Need help finding stag hitches

    You could make nooses, I always worried they would get too tight even with clear tubing as a stop.

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    Re: Need help finding stag hitches

    I really think the 1/2 inch flat rope is the way to go. I’m gonna go to hobby lobby ASAP and get that and grommets if they have any. If not I’ll go online and order. I’ve always made most of my on tie cords in the past. You guys have been super helpful. Thanks so Much!!!

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    Re: Need help finding stag hitches

    Belle Farms, Wood or Hill Top Feed .

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    Re: Need help finding stag hitches

    Quote Originally Posted by Cmac View Post
    I really think the 1/2 inch flat rope is the way to go. I’m gonna go to hobby lobby ASAP and get that and grommets if they have any. If not I’ll go online and order. I’ve always made most of my on tie cords in the past. You guys have been super helpful. Thanks so Much!!!
    treated nylon it great some use weed eater string .155m i use it too for 1/2 my free range cord however the only draw back is you can't tell when they get weak

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    Re: Need help finding stag hitches

    Thanks Cigar As soon as their spurs are set good I’ll change all the hitches back to regular stag hitches or just make all new tie cords and save those in case I need them for next year.

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    Re: Need help finding stag hitches

    I use the zip ties on stags with just small spurs that are not long enough to keep the hitch from sliding down. Just cinch them up enough where they don't slide down over spur then clip it long enough to keep the tie chord up but don't cinch them too tight on leg because legs are still growing in diameter at this time and you don't want to cut of blood circulation. I just use a regular 8 inch zip tie. Never have had any problems rubbing legs or deforming spurs but my roosters usually take to tie chord pretty well, if yours are a little wilder, you may want to keep an eye on their legs the first few days to make sure its working for you.

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    Re: Need help finding stag hitches

    Quote Originally Posted by springwater View Post
    I use the zip ties on stags with just small spurs that are not long enough to keep the hitch from sliding down. Just cinch them up enough where they don't slide down over spur then clip it long enough to keep the tie chord up but don't cinch them too tight on leg because legs are still growing in diameter at this time and you don't want to cut of blood circulation. I just use a regular 8 inch zip tie. Never have had any problems rubbing legs or deforming spurs but my roosters usually take to tie chord pretty well, if yours are a little wilder, you may want to keep an eye on their legs the first few days to make sure its working for you.
    Thanks Springwater. Those are some good details!!

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    Re: Need help finding stag hitches

    I made some for hen out of muletape. I got it from utility worker for free. Made them like the ones from Chandler so they don't twist and tighten on the leg. Work great for keeping these crazy grey hens from killing every chick that's not hers.

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    Re: Need help finding stag hitches

    Iím not familiar with mule tape HH. Is it like the 1/2 inch wide flat rope? Iíve used the half inch nylon hitches in the past but they do tend to tighten up some and twist. I do plan on making some but donít know what Jeremyís looked like. Thanks

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    Re: Need help finding stag hitches

    I put this on another thread, if you use oklahoma slip hitch, take some black electrical tape and wrap it around as close as you can it works, ive done it a thousand times with no problems.

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