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Telling chicks apart

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by My chicken is cuter, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. My chicken is cuter

    My chicken is cuter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jan 6, 2009
    Houston, TX
    I ordered three different breeds of chicks from a hatchery, and when I get them I want to be able to tell the breeds apart. I can figure it out once but I don't want to do it constantly (I will be selling some of them) would tying a thin piece of ribbon around their leg work ? Or do I need to buy leg bands or whatever they're called?
     
  2. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    What breeds did you get?
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I use colored velcro. Cut them into thin strips and wrap them around the leg.
     
  4. My chicken is cuter

    My chicken is cuter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got some Rhode Island Reds, Buff Oprhingtons, White Rocks, and now that I think about it I'll probably get some packing peanuts.
     
  5. SunshineSilkies

    SunshineSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2009
    Florida
    Quote:I do the same thing![​IMG]
     
  6. SunshineSilkies

    SunshineSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2009
    Florida
    Quote:I do the same thing![​IMG]
     
  7. SunshineSilkies

    SunshineSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2009
    Florida
    Quote:I do the same thing![​IMG]
     
  8. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

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