Dyeing Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Razzle, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. Razzle

    Razzle In the Brooder

    May 23, 2012
    Alfred, ON
    Ok, so having read a few other posts I noticed that the topic of colouring or "dyeing" chicks is pretty controversial, before I continue I just want to establish a few things, first and foremost being that I have already hatched these chicks with full intent to care for and love them, and that I did not simply do it so I could colour them so they'd be cute things to look at.

    Secondly, I only want to colour (the tops of their heads) because I'm having a really tough time telling who is who and it's sort of stressful because I want to be able to know who is eating as much as they should and who isn't, whose sleeping enough... things like that.

    Also, I want to name them, so I was wondering if anyone knew a good method for colouring chicks and if not, if there is any other way you could mark them to be able to differentiate one from the other!
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Crossing the Road

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    leg bands
    you can start with colored zip ties and replace them as they grow and put permanent bands on them when adults.

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