What is the best way to Identify your Chicks?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RachaelS, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. RachaelS

    RachaelS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you use to identify your different baby chicks? I have seen the spiral leg bands, but they are kind of expensive for a "once in a while" hatcher. Any suggestions? [​IMG]
     
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  2. RCRIR

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    Colored zip ties.
     
  3. Henwillbehens@

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    Or If they have light feathers mark on of their feathers with a marker[​IMG]
     
  4. RachaelS

    RachaelS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used those last time and they were hard to get off, but maybe I was just not doing it right LOL!
     
  5. Cattitude

    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

    I use a toenail clipper and cut them off. Just be sure not to get a toe at the same time.


     
  6. RachaelS

    RachaelS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They have darker feathers, but lighter legs, maybe I can use a marker on the legs?
     
  7. Henwillbehens@

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    I am not sure about the legs [​IMG]
     
  8. missydcpc

    missydcpc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw someone who used velcro bands. They said they got it at Walmart. The kind that sticks to itself.
     

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