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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by thechickman04, Mar 28, 2008.
i have been seeing a lot of chicks that are green blue and pink....How do people color the chicks?
They inject the egg with dye while its in the middle of incubation.
I'm pretty sure Ideal hatchery posted on here that they actually dip theirs after they hatch.
You can dye them either way.
And either way is a ridiculous abuse, imnsho.
Coloured chicks only encourage well-meaning Moms and Dads to buy the things on Good Friday, and wonder what they are going to do with them on Easter Monday.
A chicken is for life, not just for Easter!
Quote:Agreed. Kind of like when 101 Dalmations came out, or when the Taco Bell dog was all over TV. Remember how many of those ended up in the pound? So sad.
You can safely color yours with sugar free cool-aid. Just dont do it to get rid of extra chicks.
Quote:Plenty of folk think I have had quite enough Kool-Aid !!
Honest, there is none in the house!
Actually, it sounds kinda fun, the kids would love to see our chicks *decorated* ... sounds completly harmless done like that.
I always add more sugar than directed lol. Thats why I am always hyper.
I dyed my corgi pink with Kool-Aide. It made an awful, sticky mess!! Not only that, but my guest bathroom smelled like sugary, wet dog for two weeks.