Sexing my chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sueg6255, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. sueg6255

    sueg6255 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to mark my chicks after I sex them. I would like to mark them so how. Any suggestions? If I use a marker what kind? Help please.
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Somebody on this board suggested that I mark mine with a little bit of nail polish on their backs. I tried it. The marking lasts, and doesn't seem to bother them. My 4 week olds look like they need their pink spots freshened up.
     
  3. Gindee77

    Gindee77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a couple of my chicks marked with little white zip ties on their legs. They are pretty hefty chicks tho. Over 2 weeks old and heavy. I left a little room for them to grow and didn't pull the tie up tight!!

    I have also marked one that was showing weird symptoms with a black magic marker on it's head. I don't think I would use a red marker tho!! It could look too much like blood!
     
  4. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    Black marker. Why didn't I think of that??
     
  5. sueg6255

    sueg6255 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone for the info. I thought about using a marker but was afraid that it would poison the chicks. Just new to this and loving it~~~~!!!!!!
     
  6. Gindee77

    Gindee77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just careful to only get the marker on the chick's down on it's head. I didn't rub it down onto it's skin. The other chicks didn't even notice it because I think it was above their line of vision being on top of the head.
     

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