Help! Naming...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AwsumnessofChickens, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. AwsumnessofChickens

    AwsumnessofChickens In the Brooder

    Feb 9, 2009
    Hi, if you're reading this message, thanks for even opening it up!

    I need some help with my chicks.

    Yesterday we bought some 2 and a 1/2 week old hens, and we named them.

    Ya, I know some of the names are cheezy but we each got to name one and I can't change my family's ways of naming.

    But some of them are really hard to tell apart, besides their attitude. We even call Skits and Marshmellow the twins! BK (bigmac becuz bk makes bigmacs) looks like the twins when she lowers her neck, and Jinx has a whitish head and is the biggest, and Daisy is the smallest and she has a pretty-colored head.

    We're always getitng confused and if anybody has some methods to helping us out please respond!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. AwsumnessofChickens

    AwsumnessofChickens In the Brooder

    Feb 9, 2009

    HAPPY EASTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Songster

    Feb 7, 2009
    ft. worth
    We have 27 chicks at this time and have only named about 5 of them. We kinda wait for them to earn their name. For instance we have a 8 week old Lt. Brahama. Her tail feathers stand higher and are longer than the others thus she earned the name Fancy. We also have a super sweet buff brahama that has always been a bit smaller but more active than the others. She is BabyGirl. Hope this helps and good luck with your ladies.
  4. embkm

    embkm Songster

    Jan 16, 2009
    Colbert, Ga
    Quote:Are you asking how to tell them apart? You could use leg bands or zip ties, just make sure you change them as the chicks grow. Or you could use a marker or food coloring on top of their heads. Different color for different chick (just don't use red).

    Oh, and BK doesn't make Big Macs... McDonalds does. BK has Whoppers. (from a recovering fast food junkie)

  5. Mandalina

    Mandalina Songster

    Apr 1, 2009
    i waited until most of mine were close to 5-6weeks to name many of mine bc they all looked so similar. i have a few that are unique so they got named first.
    you could always leg band them so you know who is who also.
  6. Quella

    Quella Songster

    Dec 20, 2008
    My chicks earned their names very well. I named Zeal because she kept stretching and looking around like mad and is the world's greatest escapee (attempt to dig to the center of the earth . . . and flight of the many poofballs) and Meep because she's bigger than Zeal but really timid.

    I love the name Marshmellow and Daisy. KFC/Bigmac doesn't make any sense though.
  7. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Songster

    Apr 10, 2009
    I've heard of people using marker to mark the chicks heads until they look a little different too.

    My 4 have some weirdish names too. I have amaracauna chicks named Miss Chippy (looks like a chimunk) and Fuzzy Wuzzy (colors are more blurred and still super babyish). Then I have 2 Black mottled D'Uccle chicks named Chicken Little (super fast runner and the smallest of all of them) and Lady Lucky (has messed up ankle and walks of the side of her foot).

  8. alabiologist

    alabiologist In the Brooder

    Apr 11, 2009
    We bought our chicks last weekend with the understanding this was a test to see if maintaining a flock year round would be feasible and the chickens will be butchered when they are the proper size. I knew I was in trouble when my daughters named each chick. Now I am not too sure I will have fresh barbeque chicken this summer. When I was growing up on a farm, the rule was don't name your dinner. As far as being able to tell them apart, you will be able to real soon. All ours have subtle differences that are apparent after a few days.
  9. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Songster

    Apr 11, 2009
    If you all are serious chicken raisers and don't ever have any problem but thinking up names then you really don't have a problem

    My main thoughts were to look at them every morning to see that they were healthy and noticing if any looked dumpy and listless so that I would know that they were getting coccidiosis
    or a cold.
    so hopefully you will read the articles on taking care and raising HEALTHY
    I have a lot of articles on my web site to read and learn
    Are the chicks worn out yet? I hope not

  10. chick'n'run

    chick'n'run In the Brooder

    Feb 18, 2009
    Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
    Burger King does not make Big"Mac"s, "Mac"donalds does!

    ba da ba ba ba!

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