Colored chicks!! Updated Pictures July 7th!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by fivestring, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. fivestring

    fivestring Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's my new additions. Went to the feed store this morning to pick up 2 or 3 colored chicks for the kids. Came home with 6.[​IMG] I put them in with my 3 blue orps that just hatched. I know I should have kept them separate but I have no other brooder available at the moment so I'll take my chances.

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  2. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Very nice. What are you gonna do with all those roosters?........Pop
     
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Yeah, unfortunately the feed store don't tell people that they are all roosters.
     
  4. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How are they all roosters? Don't they color them while they are still in the eggs?
     
  5. chinadollgreen

    chinadollgreen Out Of The Brooder

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    I love the colored chicks. We can't color ours because they are Barred Rocks. (Too dark)
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  6. Lairvine

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  7. fivestring

    fivestring Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they turn out to be all roos, I'll make lots of chicken corn soup!

    These are supposed to be straight run, so I take what I get.

    What makes you say they are all roos?

    Here is a link to how they color them...

    http://www.poultryhelp.com/coloringchicks.html
     
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  8. Faverolle

    Faverolle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Most if not all hatcheries color them while in the egg. They inject the dye via a small needle.
     
  9. starless825

    starless825 Out Of The Brooder

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    Do they stay colored? Or does it fade as they grow etc?

    They are very cute and vibrant!
     
  10. Lairvine

    Lairvine Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Most if not all hatcheries color them while in the egg. They inject the dye via a small needle.

    Not Ideal. This is copied from another thread.

    12/04/2007 3:47 pm

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    Re: Dyed/Colored chicks @ Ideal Poultry?! Disturbing!!

    I just want to clarify that the chicks are not dyed in the egg. The chicks that are dyed are primarily white leghorn males that would have been disposed of at a local leghorn hatchery that destorys the males as quickly as they are hatched. The chicks are colored with Adams food coloring and water and then put into an incubator to dry.

    The poster that pointed out that it is the consumer's responsibility is correct. We have care instructions on each invoice and we also state in our sales information for the customers to check local and state laws concerning the sale of colored poultry. It is not illegal in Texas to dye chicks, actually only about 6-8 states haved banned the 'sale' of chicks within the state, even fewer have banned possesion, therefore they can purchase the chicks, they can just not resale them. But the laws do vary in some cases by city so we encourage our customers to be sure the chicks are legal in their jurisdiction.

    As far as the colored chicks being meat birds only about 3000 of the 90,000 colored chicks we sell are meat birds. The others are male chicks that would have not made it out of the hatchery. If they can provide even a little joy for children for a while then why not offer that. Who knows it might just be the next subscriber to your board.

    If you have any other questions concerning the process involved in dying chicks please contact me at teri.adcox@idealpoultry.com
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