how do you tell the difference

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by goldenchic, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. goldenchic

    goldenchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ive got 2 chicks seem to be identical, wrapped elastic band round one of the chicks legs but she manage to get it off, any ideas did think about putting a bit of nail polish on one of their feet but wasn't sure if it would be toxic
     
  2. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard of folks painting their chickens toe nails- but I tend to believe anything, and they may have been joking, [​IMG]

    Dont use red, whatever you do, chickens will peck at almost anything small and red. I think dark blue or black on 1 or 2 nails would be perfectly fine. I use clear polish when a hatching egg gets cracked and it hasnt seemed to be toxic enough to hurt a developing chick, so you should be ok. Most feed stores sell small leg bands for chicks too, maybe that could be the answer for you?
     

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