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post #11 of 24

​I have looked into this subject a lot. :) You should get a toothbrush and some vegetable based food coloring. It will last a long time, though, so don't color chickens that you will be selling or showing. It shouldn't harm the chickens, but take proper caution. (This method is quite effective.) :cd 

post #12 of 24

I am thinking about getting a Silkie next time we get chicks. I learned that you just take some food coloring and squirt it onto the feathers. Rub it in with a toothbrush. It doesn't harm the chicken but be careful with it.


Edited by hunterhill - 10/7/15 at 6:13pm
post #13 of 24
I groom and wash my silkies as they are white. I just added some food grade dye the color it light because its with water but it came out great and they don't mind.its for easter pics ttp://www.backyardchickens.com/content/type/61/id/7263811/width/200/height/400[/IMG]
Meagan and Christopher Dartmouth Ma,
barred rocks, white rocks, buff rocks,
Swedish flowers.
white silkie silver silkie
heratage red
hatching white and barred rocks first eggs!
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Meagan and Christopher Dartmouth Ma,
barred rocks, white rocks, buff rocks,
Swedish flowers.
white silkie silver silkie
heratage red
hatching white and barred rocks first eggs!
Reply
post #14 of 24

Meagan and Christopher Dartmouth Ma,
barred rocks, white rocks, buff rocks,
Swedish flowers.
white silkie silver silkie
heratage red
hatching white and barred rocks first eggs!
Reply
Meagan and Christopher Dartmouth Ma,
barred rocks, white rocks, buff rocks,
Swedish flowers.
white silkie silver silkie
heratage red
hatching white and barred rocks first eggs!
Reply
post #15 of 24
Quote: OMG! Your...silkies...are...SO...cute!!!
Originally Posted by rocks3flowers View Post


post #16 of 24
I suddenly feel the urge to add white silkies to my chick order...
post #17 of 24

I dyed one of my silkies this year for halloween, I used a spray bottle to mist orange all over her, then got some green on my fingers and did her head. I named her pumpkin, everyone wanted to hold her because she was so cool looking. Hopefully some brownie points from the neighbors as chickens are not allowed in our neighborhood. (I keep them at someone elses house)

post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by Small Farm View Post
 

I dyed one of my silkies this year for halloween, I used a spray bottle to mist orange all over her, then got some green on my fingers and did her head. I named her pumpkin, everyone wanted to hold her because she was so cool looking. Hopefully some brownie points from the neighbors as chickens are not allowed in our neighborhood. (I keep them at someone elses house)

WHAT!!!...No 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."

Reply
post #19 of 24
I totally should have done that to my white silkie roo...he's even the right size/shape...
post #20 of 24

I was a chicken farmer for halloween, this is what I have for pictures:) I just wish I went a little darker on the orange!!!:barnie


Edited by Small Farm - 11/1/16 at 8:08pm
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