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Dying my Silkie

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How do I dye my silkie? It's really cute and I really want to know how to do it. :yiipchick

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Never done it myself but seen the tutorials...

You wanna wash the bird first. Fill up a small plastic storage bin or large soup pot with warm (not hot) water. Get all the dirt and gunk off. Then you can either A. Add food dye to anothet pot/bin of water and put her in there after she's been rinsed, or B. Rinse her, wait for her to dry and then use a tooth brush to "paint on" dyed water. You can control the colors with the second method better, so if you wanted to, say, make her tri color, you'd want to go with the toothbrush. It is more time consuming, though, I hear.

200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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Thank you! I ended up using  purple Kool-Aid to dye her it seemed to work pretty good!

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Thank you! I ended up using  purple Kool-Aid to dye her it seemed to work pretty good!

Well, @alltheeggs, where's the pics?!?!

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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