how do you tell the difference

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

  1. goldenchic

    goldenchic Songster

    Nov 7, 2009
    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 Songster

    May 26, 2009
    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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