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Identifying Ducklings?

post #1 of 6
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Hi everyone!
I am hatching a nice big batch of eggs now, and I was wondering if there is a way to differentiate each duckling without using leg rings? Can I use a dab of sharpie on their (I don't know how to call it) fluff?
Thanks!
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post #2 of 6

I would not use Sharpie on them, no....  But I don't know what you could use.... might organic food coloring - work?

 

May I ask what you need to be able to do, that you must mark them so early?

 

Knowing the reason might help folks come up with options.

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post #3 of 6

What's the objection against leg bands?  I'm planning on colored zip ties for my next hatch since I never remember to remove the leg bands when I bring them to the processor.

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Follow my flock on instagram and on my blog herouxpotager.com

 

My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

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post #4 of 6

leg bands or zip ties checked every day or two would be the easiest option

post #5 of 6
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Okay! Thanks smile.png this is the first time I've done this... I'm doing it because I have different breeds of ducks hatching and I want to be able to tell them apart. Is it bad for them? Can it hurt them?
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post #6 of 6
Sorry, is what bad for them? The zip tie? No, only if it gets tight around their legs.

Follow my flock on instagram and on my blog herouxpotager.com

 

My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

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Follow my flock on instagram and on my blog herouxpotager.com

 

My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

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