Ways to mark your chicks....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jessika, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. Jessika

    Jessika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had 2 EE hatch and I dont want to get them mixed up with the couple EE a week older in the brooder...I wanna know who is who nas they grow. The all look exactly the same except the older ones have a little more feathers. How do you guys mark them? Leg bands, the punch thing, food coloring (lol), what works for you all?
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    I have some leg bands. Some people use zip ties on their legs...just make sure they're loose and you cut them off if they start to get tight! I've also heard of people using nail polish on their toenails.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Nail polish wears off quick.
     
  4. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    i use toe punches.. usually as day (or at least.. young) Chicks though... most use Leg/Wing bands though.

    -Daniel
     
  5. Jessika

    Jessika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where do you guys get your bands?
     
  6. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How does a toe punch work?
    ~Rebecca
     
  7. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    eggcartons.com has the 1/4 legbands,, and if you click their ad that comes up on the index page, it helps BYC [​IMG]
     
  8. Jessika

    Jessika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yeah.....I forgot to ask what sizes......I am sure a quail is different from a standard chicken....then chick size somewhere between? Thanks again!
     
  9. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Some people mark with markers.

    Leg bands can be simple zip ties. Just be sure that they don't get too tight as those wee chicks grow soooo quickly!
     
  10. priszilla

    priszilla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought somr from ebay that look like rubber bands- they work fine for my little bantams,but for standards they could be a problem.I have put a marker dot on a head
     

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