I am going to be hatching out several varieties of chicks and would like to be able to identify which chick came from which egg. Is there any way of doing this without waiting by the incubator with bated breath? I have two serama bloodlines that I would like to not confuse, and some mutt chickens and a few purebreed that I don't know what the chicks will look like and I'd like to keep them seperate somehow. Short of purchasing another incubator, is there any way I can group them? I vaugely remember someone talking about using berry baskets to group hatching eggs at lockdown- has anyone done this and does it interfere with the chicks making it out of their shells? Or food coloring? Someone else mentioned accidently coloring chicks by dripping food coloring on the egg near the end of incubation. Is food coloring safe?
Anyway, if anyone out there in cyberchickenland has any ideas or recommendations I'd be really thankful!