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post #11 of 17
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Toe punch works best for me , I raise ijima and soemmering coppers ,some people can't tell the difference in the hens , toe marking is forever it won't grow back

If it works for you, great! I'm not a huge fan because I don't like to do it and it can lead to infection. I also don't have terribly many birds to keep track of. 

post #12 of 17
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I will have to Google "toe punch" but it sounds painful. I'm thinking zip ties might be the way to go!
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They claim that chicks can't feel the toe punch,but how do they know?It is a web between toes similar to between your fingers,and I know I can feel pain there.Zip ties or leg bands are the way to go.You can get leg ands with the year so you know what year they hatched,but you need to wait until fall to leg band them so you don't have to change the band.Unless ou want to get small bands and then change to correct band later on.But again don't forget to write down how and who you band with what color.Takes all the guess work out when you write things down.

In N.H.,Tony.


Edited by Tony K T - 5/28/16 at 11:08am
Raising ornamental pheasants in temminick,saytr,cheers,edwards,blue eareds,germain peacocks,eliot,swinhoe,mikado,lewis silver,impeyan,brown eared,and grey peacock pheasant,diamond doves and cockatiels.New breeds added red golden,yellow golden,amherst,silvers.
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Raising ornamental pheasants in temminick,saytr,cheers,edwards,blue eareds,germain peacocks,eliot,swinhoe,mikado,lewis silver,impeyan,brown eared,and grey peacock pheasant,diamond doves and cockatiels.New breeds added red golden,yellow golden,amherst,silvers.
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post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by Tony K T View Post
 

They claim that chicks can't feel the toe punch,but how do they know?It is a web between toes similar to between your fingers,and I know I can feel pain there.Zip ties or leg bands are the way to go.You can get leg bands with the year so you know what year they hatched,but you need to wait until fall to leg band them so you don't have to change the band.Unless you want to get small bands and then change to correct band later on.But again don't forget to write down how and who you band with what color.Takes all the guess work out when you write things down.

In N.H.,Tony.

People claim that they can't feel it?? Yeah I don't buy that! But I also know that it's not a major injury and will likely heal quickly. I think it's similar to how organizations that trap and fix stray cats clip their ears so they know that the animal has been fixed and don't re-trap it in the future. So I see how it's useful, but I don't think people should be claiming it doesn't hurt. Leg bands are definitely the way to go in my opinion! 

post #15 of 17
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In my experience, TNR cats have their ears clipped while under anesthesia!

Will try zip ties to recognize them in the brooder. They will be divided into separate runs in the end!
post #16 of 17
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I no longer think I have to worry about telling hatchlings apart. Out of 14 eggs, after candling on day 10 then 12, it appears I only have 2 for sure live chicks. There is a third that is questionable, but then again, I am new to this and not 100 % sure of anything! The two eggs that are growing are from the same pair so it won't be necessary to tag them. Oh well, better luck next time, right?
Edited by KrazyKatLady - 6/6/16 at 7:05am
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Originally Posted by KrazyKatLady View Post

I no longer think I have to worry about telling hatchlings apart. Out of 14 eggs, after candling on day 10 then 12, it appears I only have 2 for sure live chicks. There is a third that is questionable, but then again, I am new to this and not 100 % sure of anything! The two eggs that are growing are from the same pair so it won't be necessary to tag them. Oh well, better luck next time, right?

It will be much cheaper in the long run to just buy a juvenile pair in the fall.And you get what you want.

In N.H.,Tony.

Raising ornamental pheasants in temminick,saytr,cheers,edwards,blue eareds,germain peacocks,eliot,swinhoe,mikado,lewis silver,impeyan,brown eared,and grey peacock pheasant,diamond doves and cockatiels.New breeds added red golden,yellow golden,amherst,silvers.
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