Colored chicks??????

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chicken burger, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. chicken burger

    chicken burger Songster

    Dec 12, 2010
    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?

  2. chicken burger

    chicken burger Songster

    Dec 12, 2010
  3. chickerdoodle

    chickerdoodle Songster

    Aug 21, 2009
    I don't like. [​IMG] 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. [​IMG] No, I do not like the practice at all.
  4. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    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.
  5. dwegg

    dwegg Songster

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

  6. chicken burger

    chicken burger Songster

    Dec 12, 2010
    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. [​IMG]
  7. Jacklynn

    Jacklynn Songster

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    That's ridiculous.
    Should be illegal everywhere.
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2011
  8. kvmommy

    kvmommy Songster

    Jan 2, 2011
    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.
  9. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Songster

    Oct 9, 2010
    I don't think it makes them look cuter either. It makes them look ridiculous [​IMG]

  10. Livinwright Farm

    Livinwright Farm Songster

    Jan 7, 2011
    Carroll County
    that's nutz!!! I don't get why people dye animals..

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