Can you show toe punched chicks?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by daytonfarm, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. daytonfarm

    daytonfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm about to start collecting and hatching eggs and need a good way for Identifying chicks. I really don't like using zip ties because they grow so fast. If I use a toe punch will that get them disqualified from shows? Does toe punching have any other ill affects on them that I should be aware of before I do this?
     
  2. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Shawnee, OKlahoma
    Quote:I toe punch every chick that hatches here, everyone I know breeding birds for show toe punch, thankfully this is not a defect.
    The only thing you have to watch with toe punching is to insure that you do not clip the side of the toe and cause it to bleed. If that happens it will increase the probability of teh others pecking at the toe.
     
  3. josh44

    josh44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes u can toe punch , judges understand what it is [​IMG]
     
  4. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2011
    On a little Farm.
    I simply remove certain claws.
     
  5. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Shawnee, OKlahoma
    Quote:really? and you get away with that at a show?
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:really? and you get away with that at a show?

    Toe punching will not deduct points from the bird; missing toenails WILL.
     
  7. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:really? and you get away with that at a show?

    Toe punching will not deduct points from the bird; missing toenails WILL.

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  8. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2011
    On a little Farm.
    Quote:really? and you get away with that at a show?

    Toe punching will not deduct points from the bird; missing toenails WILL.

    Not to show. Just simple identification. There also aren't any APA sanctioned shows in my area, just fair shows, so I don't know what the APA likes or not.[​IMG]
     

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