How to tell them apart?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by KPort Chick, May 19, 2008.

  1. KPort Chick

    KPort Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Just wondering if any has any ideas for labeling the chicks. I want to keep tabs on who is doing what! Can I just put a band around the ankles or will they pick at it...
     
  2. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    I use zip ties on their legs. Just keep an eye on them and change them before they get tight. My ties are different colors so this helps, also i put some on the left leg and on others on the right leg. works good for me. Good luck. [​IMG][​IMG]:weee:ya
     
  3. KPort Chick

    KPort Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Good idea! Thanks for replying. One just flew out of the brooder this morning, so I would like to keep my eye on the rascal![​IMG]
     
  4. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    I use zip ties to separate my breeding hens from the others. I really like them.
     
  5. RobinEgg

    RobinEgg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    great idea, I think my chickies need ankle bracelets too, when they were small I used marker (water based) to dot their heads so I could identify my greeters. Great idea again pretty sure DH or DS has some zip ties.
     
  6. HenMamma

    HenMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would using different colored nail polish work, or would it make them peck at their toes? Maybe use a neutral color?
     

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