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How to mark chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mrandmrschicken, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. mrandmrschicken

    mrandmrschicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chicks in the bator right now are from one cockerel and two to three different pullets. (one egg is larger than the others so it may be an odd egg or from another pullet all together) I want to mark them somehow so I know which one came from which hen. I have the eggs marked. What is the easiest way to do this?

    ETA: Without buying two more bators!
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2008
  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    Colorado
    Some people put leg bands on them, using different colors.

    I've heard of people using a magic marker on the feathers or a safe non-toxic paint.
     

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