How do you mark your chicks??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by danihen, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. danihen

    danihen Out Of The Brooder

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    H all just wondering what you do to tell different batches apart, in my incubator I have 3 lots of lavender pekin eggs from different sources and want to be able to mark them as they hatch, I know I'll miss some but hope to get a few!! Any ideas would be great. Many thanks dani
     
  2. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I take it these are eggs, right? I use pencils for my eggs. Some people use markers, but I would use a pencil! Hope this helps and feel free to pm me is you have questions! :)
     
  3. danihen

    danihen Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry didn't explain myself very well, all the egg batches are marked, its the chicks I really want to identify as they will be in the same brooder etc after they hatch. Sorry for not explaining very well
     
  4. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh.....!!! Ok, well for that I buy chicken leg bands. U cam but them with numbers or differebnt colors to identify. I have bought mine online and in feed stores. Most are safe for chicks. You'll just wanna read the package!
     
  5. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Btw...... :welcome:
     
  6. danihen

    danihen Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the welcome! Just been reading millions of threads!! Never need a book again!! Have seen bands but frightened I'll hurt them, had heard of colouring toes in with permanent marker????
     
  7. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you are very welcome! :)

    Yes, I have heard you can hurt them too, but I have never. I usually do not use them on my babies, just adults. I have also used permanent marker for my big ones too! I have just never needed to tell between my chicks before, so I dont know what is bad for them or not. Big chickens are so much more hearty than babies! I would say try the marker. It ie
     
  8. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry!

    As I was saying, you always have a marker on hand!
     

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