how to ID chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by darrell8, May 29, 2008.

  1. darrell8

    darrell8 In the Brooder

    May 27, 2008
    I just got my order today from the hatchery and I have 7 chicks that I hatched here. I want to run all the chicks together but I would like to do something so I can ID the 7 chicks I aready had. Any ideals? I thought about putting a wire or bread tie on their feet and leaving it loose but what do you all think or do. Thanks
  2. Julie08

    Julie08 Songster

    May 19, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    very small zip ties work.... you can also paint their heads...... just dont use red it could encourage picking.
  3. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

    Mar 1, 2007
    I've used small strips of colored vet wrap before. It's soft and stretchy, so you a little bit of "give" as they grow (though you still have to remove it/re-do it after awhile). It is self-adhesive, so no sticky stuff on their legs, but it holds together pretty well. And it comes in lots of colors. You can find it at most feed stores or tack shops, or something similiar to it anyway.
  4. kees

    kees Songster

    Feb 5, 2008
    You could try a little spot of nail polish on their heads! [​IMG]

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