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How do you tell them apart?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by dsegel, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. dsegel

    dsegel In the Brooder

    Oct 24, 2007
    I just got six leghorns. I notice a lot of people name their chickens. How would I tell these apart? They are all white!

    No eggs yet but I'm hoping any day now.
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    You could put coloured zip ties around their little ankles...
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG]

    I just simply carve their 1st initial into their combs.

    [​IMG] Im just kidding!

    Spottedcrow mentioned the best idea I've run across. The zip ties are cheap and come in a rainbow of colors.
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Watch them long enough and even though you think they look the same, I bet you'll be able to tell them apart in no time! Personalities!
  5. bigzio

    bigzio Crowing 11 Years

    Jan 20, 2007
    If you really look closely at your birds, you should be able to determine some difference in the combs or waddles. Look also at the feet and legs. If you watch them and look at specifics all at the same time you should see differences amoung them! Way too much fun......[​IMG]

  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    Numbered legbands, until you learn their personalities and other differences (ex: comb shape, how they talk, shape of body, etc). I have 2 dozen buff orpington and know each one by name and they all basically look identical (at least to the average person they do).


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