Marking Chicks???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BobwhiteQuailLover, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    How can I mark the embryos?
    AND how can I tell which hen layed the egg, marking?


    Thanks!! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2010
  2. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    I strongly advise against any of the methods that you might come across for this. They have great potential to injure your chicks.

    What some people do, is put dividers of some sort in their incubators. This keeps eggs separated & you will know where the different chicks are. You have to be careful when you do this though so that chicks cannot become trapped in any way, and so that air flow in the incubator is not blocked. Each incubator is different, so how to do this varies.
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    There are a few ways to mark embryos, however, without a sterile place and practice on embryos you don't mind killing, it is risky.

    Best just put the eggs in large cups or tins, and just mark them after hatch.
     
  4. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    How can I mark SMALL chicks with out leg bands?
    AND PLEASE HELP ME WITH NAMES!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Rainwolf

    Rainwolf De La Menagerie

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  6. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    Do you put it on their backs?
     
  7. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    And Please Help Me With Names!! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2010
  8. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    Anyone???? [​IMG]
     
  9. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    Any ideas for a chick playground?
     
  10. foxnthehenhouse

    foxnthehenhouse Out Of The Brooder

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    Cant tell you anything about marking youre chicks but we like to give our animals people names like Bob,Doug,Steve,Jimmy,and so on. Ha.
     

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