1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Dye the chickens?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by KotaDVM, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. KotaDVM

    KotaDVM Out Of The Brooder

    61
    0
    29
    Mar 9, 2009
    Hey everyone,
    One of my professors is from Tanzania and he mentioned that people from his country often dye their chickens green (by grinding grass in a mortar and pestle) to help camouflage the birds. I have never heard of this in the US but evidently it greatly helps lower the mortality rate in free range birds... pretty neat idea!
     
  2. tabatha_westcott

    tabatha_westcott Chillin' With My Peeps

    284
    0
    131
    Jan 18, 2009
    I have never heard of that before... I'd like to know if it works
     
  3. loverOFchickens

    loverOFchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    412
    3
    131
    Mar 30, 2009
    I have heard of people using waterd down food coloring would that be eisier?
    Hmm It does sound doable but it would not work on darker breeds.
    Hmm I might have to try it.
     
  4. tabatha_westcott

    tabatha_westcott Chillin' With My Peeps

    284
    0
    131
    Jan 18, 2009
    It would be funny to have little tye-dyed chickens running around. Like little hippies!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by