Identifying baby chicks

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by IggiMom, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. IggiMom

    IggiMom Songster

    Apr 12, 2009
    West Virginia
    I still have time before my eggs hatch, but with some optimism I am wondering about this.

    I do not show chickens although I like them to look nice. My chief interest is the eggs. So I would like to know how to identify a baby chick. I mean, if I have a really great egg of wonderful color, how do I remember which chick came from that egg so as to keep it for breeding?

    There has to be some way to do this.[​IMG]

  2. ChickieKeeta

    ChickieKeeta C'mon C'mere Fluffa Feathers

    Feb 16, 2009
    Cumberland County NJ
    You need to keep a record. Either on paper or computer. I recently read that people use colored zip ties as leg bands for identification. You could photogragh the egg and the chick that came from it & make a record with the photos and note what color leg band. Keep checking that the band dosn't
    irritate or cut the chick's leg.

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