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How can I tell my chicks apart?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by katanne555, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. katanne555

    katanne555 Out Of The Brooder

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    My four 2 week old chicks are growing really fast and every day it gets harder to tell them apart. I read somewhere that putting zip ties on their legs with coordinating colors is one way to know which is which. Are there any other ways to mark them so you can tell them apart?
     
  2. Hanna8

    Hanna8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some people also use colored or numbered wing bands. For an even more temporary solution, my old neighbors used to put dots of different colored nail polish on them. There are a lot of ways to go about it.
     
  3. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use zip ties.
     
  4. risk

    risk Out Of The Brooder

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    The way I tell chickens apart is to notice their personality and the color like some might be a little darker /lighter than the others.
     
  5. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    My daughters uses non toxic kid markers on her silkies heads, so a dot of colour and writes down who is who. Zip ties are ok but chicks grow quick, so caution needs to used so as to not have it grow into a chicks legs.
     
  6. bhaugh

    bhaugh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I named mine and they actually act different when I call their names.
     
  7. risk

    risk Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree with u. I name my chickens as well. :)
     

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