Identifying individual keets?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by allidew2, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. allidew2

    allidew2 Out Of The Brooder

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    How can you tell which keet is which, and not overlook one, when you are trying to handle each one several times a day? Also, when you begin to let them outside of the run for the first time, you are supposed to let one or two out at a time, and let different ones out the next time. So, is there a way to tag or mark them to tell them apart?
     
  2. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

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    Good luck!
    I can only tell by size and color and when I have so many they really throw me off.
    I have used permanent marker on my baby chicks or ducklings heads (never red!) and that works but I have not tried it on keets. I can usually tell which ones I have picked up and kissed on because those definitely are spastic after I put them back in the brooder cage. And they are usually the ones going "Ick! Gag! Phlooey!"[​IMG]
     
  3. allidew2

    allidew2 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] I'll watch for them to do that!
     
  4. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use neon colored zip ties to band my keets legs. I put them on loose, but not loose enough so they slip over the foot and come off (trim off the extra of course). I keep track of them as the keets grow and replace with looser zip ties before they start getting snug. If I run out of colors, then I put 2 zip ties (of different colors) per bird so I can still tell everyone apart. Never had any issues, been doing this for yrs.
     
  5. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Quote:And the LIPSTICK prints..... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Quote:[​IMG] I am going to do Peeps technique of zip ties. I cant do the taming part but I am hoping to condition them to come in when I call dinner. I finally have my 41 up at my place in the desert... Yay.
     

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