coloring chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by thechickman04, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have been seeing a lot of chicks that are green blue and pink....How do people color the chicks?
     
  2. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    They inject the egg with dye while its in the middle of incubation.
     
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I'm pretty sure Ideal hatchery posted on here that they actually dip theirs after they hatch.

    You can dye them either way.
     
  4. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    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!
     
  5. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    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.
     
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    You can safely color yours with sugar free cool-aid. Just dont do it to get rid of extra chicks. [​IMG]
     
  7. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    Quote:Plenty of folk think I have had quite enough Kool-Aid !! [​IMG]

    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.
     
  8. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I always add more sugar than directed lol. Thats why I am always hyper.
     
  9. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    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. [​IMG]
     
  10. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no opinion
     
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