Help!!!! How do I tell my babys apart.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 235chickens, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. 235chickens

    235chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 27 2 week old baby chicks and I have some friends coming over to get some and don't want them to get my favorites.
    Do I put nail polish on there foot?
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Colored zip ties work well, but you must be absolutely sure to remove them all afterwards. A zip tie left on a growing chick's leg is not a good thing. I would suggest writing down each bird you put a zip tie on so you can check them off when you remove them and won't accidentally miss one.

    If they are light colored, you might also consider putting a drop of food dye on their heads or backs.

    Nail polish is not a good idea... the other chicks are likely to pick at it and injure or tear the toenail.
     
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  3. 235chickens

    235chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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