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Identifying Chicks of the Same Breed... Help!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Ellochicken, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. Ellochicken

    Ellochicken Chirping

    Jul 29, 2012
    I just got 6 cream legbar chicks... and I really want to be able to tell them apart! Would the leg rings be too big for them, and would it be safe to paint a toenail on each chick until they grow up and I will find ways to tell them apart?



  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    They make leg rings in chick sizes, but if you don't have them already, the easiest thing to do is probably just use tiny zip ties, they come in various colors and you can put them on different legs or more than one on a leg. Like the rings, just make sure you keep an eye on the fit and change them as the chicks grow.

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