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Identifying Chicks

Discussion in 'Quail' started by teradragon, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. teradragon

    teradragon Chirping

    Hi All.

    What is the best way to identify a chick? I don't have any rings for their legs. Can I mark them with something? Like felt tip pen? Not sure if this is a totally stupid question or not, so sorry if it is stupid,

    I have one noisy chick in particular and I want to keep an eye on it is all.

    Thanks a lot.

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  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    some people use elect. zip ties. they come in different colors. make sure you cut the end off close so it wont get pulled and tighten up too much and watch as the chicks grow it doesnt get to tight
     
  3. dc3085

    dc3085 Crowing

    Most people wait until they are around two months and fully grown to zip tie them so they don't have to worry about the legs growing and getting cut off by the ties.

    Those chicks are cold (unless you put them a pile for the picture) they should be kind of evenly spread out around the bator. You want your brooder to be around 95-97 if you can swing it.
     
  4. teradragon

    teradragon Chirping

    I don't think the ones I have will be small enough for these quail just yet. Might have to do it in a week or so when they are a bit bigger.

    So no glittery nail varnish for it then? [​IMG]
     
  5. teradragon

    teradragon Chirping

    They had just gone in the brooder when I took the pic. They are all over the place pecking and everything now. So cute when you tap something and they copy!
     
  6. dc3085

    dc3085 Crowing

    It is cute, and its really useful when you have that stubborn little guy who wont eat or drink until you show him.
     
  7. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    ha !! i thought they were chickens.lol[​IMG]
     

  8. teradragon

    teradragon Chirping

    hehe, there are no size markers in the picture to be fair. Is there a special name for baby quail? Perhaps we should call them quaillets!
     
  9. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    i have heard people call them chooks???
     
  10. josand

    josand In the Brooder

    Love it!! Quailets. Perfect [​IMG]
     

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