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does any one know how to dye chicks?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AK_Button_Mama, Jan 5, 2009.

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  1. AK_Button_Mama

    AK_Button_Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to this easter egg brunch about 4 years ago and they had the CUTEST little dyed chicks and I was wondering if any one knew how to do that? (will see if I can get a pic of the cute little ones!)

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    And yes I made those outfits for my kids I wanted them to LOOK like they get along for once....
     
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  2. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC
  3. WiseChicks

    WiseChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No clue for chicks, but we used to make great, colorful hair dye out of Kool-Aid. Cheap, easy, and non-toxic. I would guess it would work for chicks, too. [​IMG]
     
  4. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
  5. AK_Button_Mama

    AK_Button_Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I figured they were dyed shortly before hatching like maybe 3 days befoer they hatched, or maybe even on the day they are suppose to hatch I think they probably poke a hole and drop a few drops of food coloring in but I sure would feel bad if I tryed it and killed/drowned a baby chick! oh well!!! may be soemthing I will have to experiment with!
     
  6. Picky Chicky

    Picky Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oooh... I'm going to watch this thread and see if anyone has any good, non-toxic ideas for my future chicks. Chicks are so cute, but dyed chicks are even sweeter. [​IMG]
     
  7. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    here's how....but check your local laws concerning dying chicks. i am not for or against it. i am not going into a debate over it on this thread, just providing info.

    in some states it's illegal to even posses a dyed chick. others it's illegal to do the dyeing, showing them dyed or selling them dyed.

    that said, here's the link:
    http://chickscope.beckman.uiuc.edu/resources/egg_to_chick/coloring.html
     
  8. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Grayson, Ky
    i heard that you spray the eggs the last 3 days of hatch every day with pure food coloring i also heard to dip it in in for the first time.

    i heard also that you can spray the chicks after they come out of the shell with pure food coloring and it will dry in the fluff as the chick dries fromhatching just make sure the coloring is luk warm.
     
  9. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    it's interesting

    i always wanted to hatch blue chicks.. lol maybe one day
     
  10. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    I do agree with Miss_Jane, look into local laws first. I almost tried this ONCE and after learning how, you would definitely need a ultrasound gadget!!!
    Basically using a strong dye- food coloring, not a commercial/Rit dye, you inject it into a syringe, very carefully inject the shell on the egg without touching the chick ( [​IMG] ).

    Your very right Miss_Jane on no comments, they are very sweet, but what is the wrong with the ways that nature intended.
    Yellow chicks, silver chicks, black and yellow chicks, kids need to be allowed to see the beauty in nature. ( [​IMG] couldn't help it Miss_Jane)
     
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