How do you ID your hatchlings

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chick Phil A, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. Chick Phil A

    Chick Phil A Out Of The Brooder

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    If they all look the same? Are you using leg bands, nail polish, etc?
     
  2. mommachick1

    mommachick1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use different colored zip/cable ties. Keep in mind that you have to check a minimum of at least 1 time a week for growth, so they don't become too tight. If they outgrow it, cut it off with scissors and put on a new one & adjust accordingly. I assign a different color to each breed.

    I bought them on ebay. Here's the link---> http://www.ebay.com/itm/181041199677?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 However, after I bought these, I found ones that I like better because not only are they colored, but are numbered which is better for record keeping and breeding projects. Here's the link to those---> https://www.strombergschickens.com/product/Numbered-Zip-Tie-Poultry-Bands/New-Products

    I have 9 different breeds in my incubator, and luckily there are 9 different colors for the ones I bought on ebay! :)

    Theresa O.
    Sunnydale Farm
    Beech Bluff, TN
     

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