I have a couple of tricks that seem to be working pretty well. I thought I'd share them. 1) I have a trick for getting the chickens to file thier own toenails. They love to sit on our laps, but their toenails have us all scratched up, so I put thier food and water up on those flat cement pavers. I put four of the 12x12" together and put the feeder in the middle. I did the same for the water. They have to walk around on the cement to eat and drink (It's inside the coop so it doesn't get hot), and they file thier own nails in the process. It is so much more comfortable to hold them now! 2) Cheep legbands.(I posted this on someone elses thread but thought I'd put it here too) I looked at the leg bands on line and noticed that they have velcro ones. So, being the thrifty (ok. cheep) person that I am, I went to Walmart and in the fabric section, I found something called "Velcro Fashion Trim'. For less then $4 I got a box with 4 colors, 1" wide and 3' long. I cut a strip about 5" long and then cut it down the center to make it only 1/2" wide. I wrapped it around the leg of a chicken and "tada!" I can tell my favorite BR now from her 11 sisters! I put some of the different colors on different birds, and they have been on overnight so far. I tried shorter pieces first, but they could pull them off and play with them. The 5" piece seems to work the best because there is enough grip to keep them from being able to pull them off, and being velcro, I can adjust it as they grow. Just thought I'd share in case it could help someone else with this ID thing.