Can I mark my chics with magic markers to tell them apart?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Wateredgarden11, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Wateredgarden11

    Wateredgarden11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so my DH just brought us home our first chicks ever! I have lurked at this forum for last month and caught chick fever from all of you! [​IMG]
    We thought we were getting RIR however he came home with 6 Gold Sex links which is what came in today at TSP. They are so cute!
    I have one problem, I can't tell them apart. I would like to just lightly touch each chick's head with a colored marker (diff. color per chick) so I can keep track of who is eating and who is drinking. Would this hurt them? Bad idea? Gosh, not since I had my last child have I been this excited and scared and they are just little darlings!
     
  2. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Worked for me, but don't use any red or pink otherwise the other chicks will peck on the spot.
     
  3. Wateredgarden11

    Wateredgarden11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for replying, I will make sure to not use red or pink. I have a ruby ring and they already peck at that on my finger when I put my hand in the brooder ..gosh I already love these peeps![​IMG]
     
  4. nikki24

    nikki24 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 37 and I marked the ones who would come to me so I'd know who I needed to work on.I just put a spot of green on there heads.It wears off after about a week.
     

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