Can I wash the magic marker off their heads, if so How??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by HaileyandJoliesMom, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. HaileyandJoliesMom

    HaileyandJoliesMom Out Of The Brooder

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    My babies came in Saturday and the EE's were marked so we knew who was who. Can I wash the red off their heads or would it be best to leave it one them?
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Who would use magic marker on them?

    Unless it is permanent marker it will wear off.
     
  3. MsBentleyboy

    MsBentleyboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Even permanent marker will wear off. I had four BR and we put a small dot on each one's foot (4 different colors). After about a month we had to repeat it b/c it faded.
     
  4. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the stress on the chick from trying to wash or remove the mark would be too much. The mark will fade in a couple weeks or less when they lose their baby fuzz.
     
  5. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Probably but why? The marker won't hurt them and getting wet might hurt them so I see no point in trying.
     
  6. HaileyandJoliesMom

    HaileyandJoliesMom Out Of The Brooder

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    If it will stress them then I wont. Just curious I guess.

    ETA= they were marked by Mcmurray so Im not sure what type of marker it is. We had them marked because someone ordered with us and wanted EE's, and we wanted to be able to identify everyone.
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2008
  7. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I marked one of mine to track his progress as he grew and developed, and it faded so quickly that I lost track of him......


    ...long story...he wasn't supposed to make it (and he and I proved them Nay-Sayers wrong)....


    ..in short...don't worry about it...
     

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