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Any way to mark chicks to tell them apart?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jodiemama, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. Jodiemama

    Jodiemama Out Of The Brooder

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    There are a few girls we can tell apart but they look a lot alike.

    Is there something I can put on their legs or some way to mark them?
    The kids have given them all names and want to know which is which. LOL
     
  2. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
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    Plastic cable ties around their legs in different colors. Just make sure you leave them loose and replace them before they get too tight to cut off.
     
  3. Jodiemama

    Jodiemama Out Of The Brooder

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    Where does one get plastic cable ties?[​IMG]

    I'm assuming yarn would get eaten or picked off.
     
  4. ddmiddle7

    ddmiddle7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats funny this was brought up. I was just asking my wife the same thing about an hour ago....
    I am subscribing to wait for other answers.

    [​IMG]

    Dereck
     
  5. heathersboers

    heathersboers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We sell a colorful.multipack at advance auto. They cost 7.99 for 100 and come in 8 different colors. Dollar general has them also.
     
  6. llaaadyel

    llaaadyel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw leg bands at a couple of poultry supply companies online and at McMurray also. The ones at the auto place are probably cheaper though.

    E
     
  7. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    Home Depot has them too. They are in the electrical section where they sell cable and wiring.
     
  8. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
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    dollar store had them for $1 and came in 4 colors....
     
  9. Jodiemama

    Jodiemama Out Of The Brooder

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    Cool! Thanks

    So any other ways people use to mark them?

    DH mentioned food coloring or something like that. A little dot maybe.
     
  10. juliette2009

    juliette2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Food coloring on their head or stomach...safe, lasts for two to three weeks, then I put leg bands on.
     

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