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And they do develop different personalities.
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Thanks for all the ideas, I will continue to study closely my flock and if all goes bad i will get some leg bands. I suppose an even harder thing is ID what egg came from what chicken unless you see them lay it. 

 

I should post a pic with a spot the difference game :) i will see how i go getting a picture of both together

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I have a problem that 2 of my hens look identical. I'm sure that i am not the only one with this problem as solid colour breeds much have this a lot?

I have studied these hens and looked for little differences but can't find any. Beaks feathers feet toe nails eyes all the same, combs might be slightly different but can't tell unless i catch each one.

How do you tell them apart without the use of bands on the legs?
Hi I have 11 baby chics and I'm trying to tell them apart any ideas
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Where do you get the bands from? or are they just colored zip ties? I wanna start being able to tell my apart and keeping track of them. Thanks again!

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Where do you get the bands from? or are they just colored zip ties? I wanna start being able to tell my apart and keeping track of them. Thanks again!

You can find several types of bands do a google search....and search here on BYC too.

 

I use zitpties, found them on ebay by a google search, here's my how to:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/leg-banding-with-zipties

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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