what do you use ???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BlueBirdChick, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. BlueBirdChick

    BlueBirdChick On Vacation

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    What do you use to know which chick goes to what person... I have someone who interested in getting some new chicks from me if they and when they hatch. Maybe further on down the road they'll be wanting more . I hatch them and then they take them after four days.
    Any suggestions? Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Songster

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    Maybe you could use small colored zip ties as leg bands
     
  3. BlueBirdChick

    BlueBirdChick On Vacation

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    might have to do that and get really crazy colors like neon if they make them neon colored thanks [​IMG]
     
  4. We bought leg bands for chickens from the hatchery we got ours from, is there a hatchery near you, our check your local feed stores to see if they may sell them.
     
  5. sydney13

    sydney13 Songster

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    i used a black marker. my barred rocks who had black heads didn't work much but the white breeds could easily be told apart. after a week or so they grew in head feathers and the markings were gone
     
  6. chickanddoglvr

    chickanddoglvr In the Brooder

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    I was thinking about the same thing, but i dont really want to do that like if it gets to small or something. i thought about using small velcro straps around there legs in different colors.
     
  7. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Songster

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    I used bingo daubers to mark the chicks each of my kids wanted to keep so I didn't accidentaly sell one of thier favorites.
     
  8. Velcro strips might just work, but keep an eye on them they might pull it off.
    The chicken bands are the size of my ring finger, they are for full size chickens so they will only grow into it when they are closer to adult age/size, and they expand to open them, it's similar to a small key ring but plastic for expansion.
     
  9. buildingmyark

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    This is what I did:

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  10. Now that works and they can be bought at any store that sells school supplies. [​IMG]
     

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