Is it safe?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicken_Lover4567, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Chicken_Lover4567

    Chicken_Lover4567 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. I have a small question. Is it safe to put a very small amounts of nail polish on one of my chicks toes to tell the difference between the two? I just want to know if it is safe, for now and future reference.[​IMG]
     
  2. beckysuzp

    beckysuzp Out Of The Brooder

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    That's a good idea! I want to know if it's safe too!! I've got six 6-week old white LH's that I can't tell apart and 4 younger brown ones that I can't either!! What have you got?
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I paint mine when they hatch. It works great but they wear it off very quickly.
     
  4. coltsrox

    coltsrox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    someone recommend i put nail polish remover on my chick so he would heal, as long as its non-toxic i would assume soo....
     
  5. portlandpeeps

    portlandpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You may want to put on a color other than red. My hens love to peck at my toes when I wear red polish. But then do we know if chickens see color??? Hmmmm....
     
  6. chicknhawaii

    chicknhawaii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone recommended that a dot of non-toxic dye or food coloring on their heads may be a better idea b/c you don't want them pecking at their own or each other's toes with the nail polish...I'm not sure about doing either lol...
     
  7. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *There is no non-toxic nail polish remover. There is a non-acetone remover, but it is not non-toxic.
     
  8. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *There is no non-toxic nail polish remover. There is a non-acetone remover, but it is not non-toxic.
     
  9. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    You can nip out the web between the toes, somehow. Its an old method of marking chicks, but I gotta confess I dont really know how its done.
     
  10. Chicken_Lover4567

    Chicken_Lover4567 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks you guys! Great ideas. Oh, and I have 10 Barred Rocks. 9 pullets, one roo. [​IMG][​IMG]
     

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