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Coloring chicks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LinckHillPoultry, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    Hi everyone. Just wondering. Does coloring chicks harm them? Can someone include the step-by-step instructions to color them?
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Do a search on "easter chicks" or "coloring chicks" and you'll find it is a debated topic and there are many ways to do it.
  3. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    They're already colored![​IMG]
  4. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    Thanks. I just thought that the colored chicks were cute & that a read an article that breeders do it so that when they hatch they can easily identify what kind of chicken it is. It sounds quite complicated though.
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2008
  5. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    Where is it illegal at?
  6. briand55

    briand55 In the Brooder

    Dec 26, 2007
    Finger Lakes
    Hi: We saw "colored" chickens at our State Fair. They were blue, hot pink, bright yellow. Honestly, we thought it looked pretty silly and had it been combined with "Chicken Education" so that the humiliation of the coloring attracted people and educated them in concert, that would have been ok. However, they were just on display in the Poultry Building. But these were just freaky looking in my opinion and not fair to the integrity of poultry or any other animal.

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