Best way to mark/tag ducklings?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Sunny Side Up, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    My ducklings came from the hatchery with leg bands to indicate their sex. I got 8 girls & 2 boys, and plan to keep 4 girls/1 boy and sell the other half asap. (I had to order all 10 for a minimum order) The hatchery advises removing the bands within a week so they don't constrict their growing legs.

    I need to keep track of the 2 boys, so I don't mistakenly sell or keep both. What's the safest & most reliable way to mark them? Permanent marker? Zip ties? Nail polish?

    Please advise. Thank you.
     
  2. warcard

    warcard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Zip Ties, just keep an eye on them so you can change them before they get too tight.
     

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