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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:27 pm 
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Hi there,

I have 4 pet chickens and one sneaky one has been getting out. I'm still not certain how but I'm working on a couple of theories. It's making me wish though there was a way I could label them so people could get my chicken back to me as I'm guessing if she's running around my area she'd be occasionally spotted as I live in town. I could microchip them but I don't think anyone would think to check it on a chicken if they found her would they? I know you can get leg tags but they seem to only fit a couple of numbers and are designed for the owner to distinguish their own chickens. I'd love to be able to attach my mobile number or address to them somehow without bothering them too much. Or if anyone knows whether places like RSPCA and vets would ever scan for a chip on a chicken that would be good to know.

Thanks for any advice!

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 Post subject: Re: Chicken IDs
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:28 pm 
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I think only option is the little leg bands already on the market. I don't think it possible to microchip a chicken humanely. They don't have enough of a fatty area to insert it. I don't think the technology exists for smaller pets.

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 Post subject: Re: Chicken IDs
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:16 pm 
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Microchip goes under the skin through way of piercing what makes it humane for a dog or cat if not a chicken lol.....
Best thing to do would be check with your vet........
Wing banding & toe punching could come under the in humane banner. :roll:
Why not tattoo? again check with your vet.
Personally i like tattoos, you cant remove them.

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 Post subject: Re: Chicken IDs
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:20 pm 
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Better than needing a way to identify them would be a way to keep them in and safe. If a chook can get out, predators can get in. Your hens need to be kept safely in your own back yard,


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 Post subject: Re: Chicken IDs
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:37 pm 
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sue55, thats the best answer.............
but if people are worried about theft then the above could help.


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 Post subject: Re: Chicken IDs
PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:27 pm 
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Ricky Bobby wrote:
Microchip goes under the skin through way of piercing what makes it humane for a dog or cat if not a chicken lol.....
Best thing to do would be check with your vet........
Wing banding & toe punching could come under the in humane banner. :roll:
Why not tattoo? again check with your vet.
Personally i like tattoos, you cant remove them.

https://www.thecuckoopoultrystudofaustr ... birds.html


Learnt something today. Honestly thought they didn't microchip birds. Thanks

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 Post subject: Re: Chicken IDs
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:58 pm 
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They certainly micro chip birds, expensive parrots such as African greys, Macaws and certain conures are micro chiped and put on a register, incase of theft. At one stage some of the macaws were bringing $30,000, so theft was a problem.


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