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...

    Mar 12, 2008
    Loxahatchee, Florida
    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 Songster

    Apr 4, 2008
    SE Indiana
    Zip Ties, just keep an eye on them so you can change them before they get too tight.

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