Chick Marking??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MBar Chickens, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. MBar Chickens

    MBar Chickens Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 5, 2010
    What is it? What do they mark with
  2. fl_deb

    fl_deb Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2010
    you can buy bands for the legs (which have to be changed as chick grows)

    or wing clips that are placed on the wings (I do not know if they have to be changed or not)

    those are the only two types I have heard of.
  3. Sportsterjeep

    Sportsterjeep Creekside Acres Farm

    Jun 1, 2010
    Mill Hall PA
    bandettes or zip ties on the legs. You can also use a crayola washable marker, depending on the chick color, this is very short term though and wears off.
  4. MBar Chickens

    MBar Chickens Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 5, 2010
    thanks because i read on a poultry site that the pounch holes in their feet
  5. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Quote:I believe this is done to ducks.
  6. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    You can toe punch most poultry. I couldn't find a way to mark chicks that were day olds. I tried food coloring, markers, etc.... I finally trimed the wing feathers on one side. Every few day I would check and trim some more. The feathers grow sooo fast. When they were about 6 weeks old, I used leg bands.
    I couldn't use a toe punch. Not enough webbing on the toes. How do you guys get the zip ties off? Their legs are so small. Nail clippers, scissors???
  7. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I believe this is done to ducks.

    Not just ducks. Here`s a link to Belle Farm. They have chick toe punches. Very effective........Pop
  8. Engteacher

    Engteacher Poultry, Poetry, and Prose

    Sep 1, 2009
    Hastings, MN
    Toe punch. Use it on the webbing between their toes.

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