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Dyed Chicks!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ~Kuromametchi~, May 3, 2009.

  1. ~Kuromametchi~

    ~Kuromametchi~ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you dye chick eggs so that the chick that comes out is the same color i dyed it with?
     
  2. giasmom

    giasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2009
    Woodville, Al
    Why would you want to?
     
  3. ~Kuromametchi~

    ~Kuromametchi~ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was just an idea i heard someone did it and i would like to try it..
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    You may wish to do a search for the info; this is a subject that usually starts controversy, and has to be locked.

    Keeping the peace here on BYC is very important, and you can find what you want to know if you look for it.
     
  5. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2007
    Lincoln, Illinois
    found this on the web,
    http://lancaster.unl.edu/4h/Embryology/colorchickens.shtml
    About Colored Chicks: Coloring embryos by injecting dye into eggs before they hatch has been practiced for years. By dyeing the chicks, we can identify the young of certain hatches or groups. Some scientists use this method to observe movements of wild birds (especially birds like ducks) after they leave the nests.

    By coloring chicks, we can study how the chick's feathers grow. The colored down (the fuzzy blue and green colors you see now) are replaced by juvenile feathers in about two weeks. You can see how the feathers change by watching the color pattern change on the baby chicks.

    Dyeing by injection of the egg doesn't affect the chick's health, appetite, or growth. If you are considering dyeing chicks for a school project, please check with the animal health regulations in your community. This practice may or may not be allowed or be regulated.
     
  6. ~Kuromametchi~

    ~Kuromametchi~ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanx i have evverything exept a siringe or a needle.. lol
     
  7. BeautifulBlue

    BeautifulBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. ~Kuromametchi~

    ~Kuromametchi~ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so theyl stay died after d ying them with food coloring?
     
  9. BeautifulBlue

    BeautifulBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it wears off gradually like it does when you inject the dye into the egg. But you can apply as much food colouring as you like to get the colour you want. And it will be much easier to apply than injecting eggs [​IMG]
     
  10. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    yeah, i colored purple on my coturnix two weeks ago to set them apart from the ones i was going to sell to let customers know which were mine. it was a washable marker but their feathers are still stained purple. the dye will likely last until their feathers grow in.
     

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