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Marking chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sben451, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. sben451

    sben451 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Anniston, AL
    I have Rhodebar chicks in the incubator due to hatch in a couple of days (they're already pipping). I know I should be able to distinguish male from female chicks when they hatch. My question is this--will I still be able to tell them apart in a few days or weeks? If I should mark them, how should I do that?
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    You will be able to see the difference (by color), but if you're worried about you can smudge a little kool aid or food dye on them. It'll come off when they're new feathers grow in :)

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