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Colored chicks??????

post #1 of 48
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I saw a vid on u-tube with brightly colored chicks???? This freaks me out a bit. how do they color the chicks (with food coloring?) and how do you folks feel about that?

I'm not sure if it's right?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZFLxKZCuac&feature=related

What do you call a rooster who wakes you up at the same time every morning ?
An alarm cluck !
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What do you call a rooster who wakes you up at the same time every morning ?
An alarm cluck !
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I don't like.  http://www.pic4ever.com/images/swear1.gif It does makes them look really cute which unfortunately tempts more folks who should not own chicks to buy them when their kids cry for them.  If they even live (unprepared owners may not know how to care for young chicks) 50% will be males which when grow up to be roosters and more likely to be discarded. rant  No, I do not like the practice at all.

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My current family:     A kooky Belgian Malinois, a feisty Pembroke Welsh Corgi,  2 ponds full of friendly fish
                        a small parrot, 1 BR, 1 SS, 1 BLRW, 1 EE and of course a wonderful, understanding husband!
               
                                         Arguing is pointless.    It can hurt your head too.
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post #4 of 48

It's actually illegal in some areas to sell dyed chicks for exactly the reason mentioned above.  I don't think there is anything inherently harmful about the process, but it is a shame that people will buy them thinking that they are a novelty when they have no idea how to actually raise and care for a chick.

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Heather, full-time farmer and homeschooling Mom to two boys, four dogs, 20 layers, and 17 guineas. We recently relocated to Virginia and are anxious to start our farm back up.
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post #5 of 48

wow! Be careful opening this can of worms...! oh and it should be illegal!

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post #6 of 48
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yep, I thought so too. My first reaction was they look so cute (which everyone thinks I supposed) and then 2 seconds later I wanted to wash them! It seems to be quite common in india if you look at all the vids on u-tube. I am just worried about what they are using to color these chicks and if it's harmful to them. hu

What do you call a rooster who wakes you up at the same time every morning ?
An alarm cluck !
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What do you call a rooster who wakes you up at the same time every morning ?
An alarm cluck !
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post #7 of 48

rantbarnie

That's ridiculous.
Should be illegal everywhere.


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post #8 of 48

Why would anyone do this?  I don't get it...I don't think it makes them more cute.  Is that what its supposed to do?  I've never seen or heard of this either.  Weird.

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post #9 of 48

I don't think it makes them look cuter either. It makes them look ridiculous sad

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post #10 of 48

that's nutz!!!  I don't get why people dye animals..

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Small farm set on 6.5 acres, containing: 2 nigerian pure preds, 3 nigi-pyg crosses, 1 SLRW rooster, 10 EE hens, 2 SLW hens, 2 GLW hens, 2 BA hens, 1 BG hen, 1 SLRW hen, 8BR hens, 5{7wk old}, 15{4wk old}, 23{1-2wk old}, 1{1wk old}, 24{3day old} various breed chicks, 1 Bengal cat, & 3 dogs!
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