Ok, so I have searched the forum and the jury seems like it's still out on how to label chickens. I don't want to do anything like a toe punch or wing tags or anything. I have an incubator full of 36 eggs due to hatch next Tues (not this Tues) and want to get myself all set up with ankle tags for whomever hatches. I have an order from McMurray coming in the first week in February with 8 breeds and I want to be sure I know who's who since I'll be reselling them as started pullets to friends and on Craigslist. How do you label their ankles? Those little wire rings that wrap around were EXTREMELY hard to get off some of my shipped chicks and I was told to take them off within a week of hatching. I like the idea of the zip ties, but where can you get narrow, multicolored zip ties? I'll need 20 of some and 10 of other. 8-10 colors total. Thanks!!!