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Author Topic: Can I temporarily paint the bottom of chick's feet for identification?  (Read 2360 times)

WoodlandsDevon

  • Joined Jul 2013
  • Devon
I'm a bit unprepared and forgot to get any leg rings to tell them apart. I have some black board paint which is safe for children and doesn't say anything about causing irritation to skin. Is it safe to use??
Thanks
Khaki Campbells, call ducks and laying hens in sunny Devon

suziequeue

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Llanidloes; Powys
Re: Can I temporarily paint the bottom of chick's feet for identification?
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2014, 05:31:50 pm »
Do you have any sheep marker spray? You could maybe use the spray to spray a toe
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WoodlandsDevon

  • Joined Jul 2013
  • Devon
Re: Can I temporarily paint the bottom of chick's feet for identification?
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2014, 05:49:52 pm »
No I don't unfortunately.
Khaki Campbells, call ducks and laying hens in sunny Devon

Steph Hen

  • Joined Jul 2013
  • Angus Scotland.
Re: Can I temporarily paint the bottom of chick's feet for identification?
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2014, 07:02:43 pm »
Food dye or coloured marker pen on fluff provides a few weeks id unless chicks are black.

sandalfarm

  • Joined Jan 2013
Re: Can I temporarily paint the bottom of chick's feet for identification?
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2014, 05:13:23 pm »
Loose cable ties?

MKay

  • Joined Jan 2013
Re: Can I temporarily paint the bottom of chick's feet for identification?
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2014, 06:41:13 pm »
Nail varnish on toes.....

AJ

  • Joined Aug 2013
Re: Can I temporarily paint the bottom of chick's feet for identification?
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2014, 10:13:08 pm »
I've done nail varnish on toes too....

shygirl

  • Joined May 2013
Re: Can I temporarily paint the bottom of chick's feet for identification?
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2014, 10:32:07 pm »
tipex on the head worked for us :innocent:
a tiny smigeon of purple spray or iodine would work, gives you a few colour codes....

 

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