Nameing them

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pvc coop, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. pvc coop

    pvc coop Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 RIR laying hens, due to start laying in late August. How do I identify them so I can name them? They all look alike.
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I don't name my chickens (except for one roo) and they all come running when I call "here chick chick chick" [​IMG]
     
  3. spottedtail

    spottedtail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can ID them with colored plastic legbands.

    spot
     
  4. Shrader

    Shrader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered some plastic legbands from Meyer, but I guess I didn't read the fine print because they all came in the color black.
    If anyone has any that are other colors, I'd love to trade for black ones.
     
  5. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are around them often, soon you will notice distinct features about them. Sorta like black cattle they are hard to tell apart but soon things show up. Like I have this one that will cluck alot when she sees me I call her Jamie, my neighbor that wont stop talking. [​IMG]
     
  6. Whistling Badger

    Whistling Badger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We're naming all of ours McNugget 1, McNugget 2, McNugget 3, etc. Just to keep things in perspective. [​IMG] Never name a critter that you plan to eat.

    Tom
     
  7. ravenfeathers

    ravenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i wonder if the OP has any plans to eat those hens, though. maybe that's why s/he was planning to name them. :p
     
  8. bills

    bills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had the same problem so the colored legbands really helped. [​IMG]

    The feed store owner where I bought them couldn't understand why I wanted all different colors. He said that usually you only put on a different color when you get additional chickens to the flock, so you know which ones to cull, when the laying drops off. Luckily he had a large assortment of colored bands, and you didn't have to buy the whole bag of each of them. They were five cents each.
     
  9. Whistling Badger

    Whistling Badger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i wonder if the OP has any plans to eat those hens, though. maybe that's why s/he was planning to name them. :p

    You're right. Sorry, pvc! No offense intended!

    T
     
  10. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Paint their toenails different colors. [​IMG]
     

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