Can't tell chicks apart.....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jolyn, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. Jolyn

    Jolyn Songster

    Apr 5, 2008
    Northern California
    Someone posted a little bit ago (can't find the post) about not being able to tell chicks apart. There was a suggestion about putting a dot of washable marker on one of them. Someone said just don't use red or the others will peck at it. Purple is not a good color either.

    I have two little yellow chics and i can never tell if it's Dolly or Bonny. So i tried the dot and RIGHT AWAY she started getting pecked. Holy cow they spotted it quickly.
    I did my best to get it off and i'm hoping she will be ok. Son just checked and he said she looks back to normal and no one is getting pecked. Shewwwwwwwwwwwww:/
  2. goatkeepers

    goatkeepers Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    Mooresville, NC
    Wow, thanks for the warning. I was amazed today as well at how good their eye sight is. I feed them a worm for the first time ever (they are 4 weeks old) and the second I put it in the cage they spotted it (it was only a little canker (sp?) worm). They have really good eye sight! lol.
  3. Heh, I used green and blue markers and I can't see a dang thing, they all look green to me. So much for that idea...
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Try painting a toe nail.
  5. catfish

    catfish Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Greenbrier, Arkansas
    don't feel bad we got 17 of em, I'm starting to notice a little differences in colors, some have more grey than others.
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2008
  6. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    Quote:Ummm no. [​IMG] I have pics of them as days old where my nail polish was totally attacked. hahahaha

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