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Attack of The Skittles Gang! *lots of pics*

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Moonwalker, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put the Skittles and Mo and Curly (turkeys) out for the first time today. Decided to keep the bantys in for a little longer, mainly becasue I want to play with the Silkies [​IMG]
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    I put the turkeys out first and the little BO roo (1/2 their size) grabbed each one by the back of the neck and forced it down on the ground! No pecking, just a pin. Then he followed them around for a while until I guess he decided they were ok. He totally ignored the Skittles. I thought maybe the bright colors, plus the fact they are roos might be a problem, but nope.
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    Didn't catch the pin, but here is the survellience
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    All the others huddling in the corner afraid of the little Skittles!
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    But they eventually decided they weren't cannibals and came out to play
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    There is a turkey somewhere in this pic!
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    I wanna play with the bright moving chew toys!
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    Playtime over, NAPTIME!
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  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Darn those skittles. Thank god your yard is not covered in rainbow poo. Or else the dog will be "tasting the rainbow" all day
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2008
  3. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    I had no idea what you were talking about w/ the skittles until I saw your pics of them. Where did you get colored chicks? I've never seen the dyed ones before.

    My husband works in advertising and worked on the skittles campaign many yrs ago, so I couldn't resist taking a peek at your thread.
     
  5. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ideal sells chicks colored chicks and ducks at Easter time.
    They inject food coloring a few days before they hatch.
     
  6. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    I never open the controversy thread on it so I didn't know how they did it. So how long will they look like skittles? They really do look like skittles!!!
     
  7. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just until they grow in the adult feathers. The controversy isn't about the coloring them so mauch as the people who buy them on impulse with no clue how to take care of them and then they die from cold, wrong food, too much squeezing by little kids and the ones that do survive turn into normal looking chickens and then they don't want them anymore. Mine will all either go to the stables and join the flock there or stay with me and mine.
     
  8. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those little skittles are too cute for their own good!
     
  9. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    I know!!!! They are so cute. Such vibrant colors. I guess I see why the others were like, what is this. LOL!!!!!

    Now, I'm getting hungry talking about skittles. [​IMG] Thanks for sharing your pics.
     
  10. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    I love that my skittles comment stuck! What can I say... they look like them!
     

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