Been reading a lot of posts here & elsewhere about poultry being stolen. I enter 10-15 fairs/shows a year. My vet was having a clinic this week, advertising microchipping at half price, $12. I got all 8 of mine done for a package deal of $80. It was funny sitting in the vets office with all these people who brought the family dog or cat in, although there was 1 lady with an African grey parrot. I got a lot of strange looks sitting there with 4 carriers & 8 chickens. The chip is implanted into the breast area after they give a shot to numb the area. Only 2 birds bled a little & although they squawked from the needles, they are all back to normal at home eating fresh corn in their run. At least I know they can now be identified if they were to be stolen from a show or my home. I realize the cost might not be practical with a large flock, but is an option for those with pets or show quality birds that are entered in poultry shows.