Dyeing eggs

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by thekid, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    I heard hatcheries around Easter dye their chicks somehow before they put them in the bator. How do they do this? Thankyou - Brian
     
  2. XxKiki_Bantam_BreederxX

    XxKiki_Bantam_BreederxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some take a syringe and pop a hole in the egg, inject the embryo with dye, and seal it back up with wax.
     
  3. Kschwartz

    Kschwartz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chicks will hatch colorful when you do this? That's crazy... I want one!! [​IMG]
     
  4. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    is there any other ways or is there only one?
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Dye them with koolaid after they hatch.
     
  6. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    for the wax over a egg thing... How would you wax it over? Would you just take a candel and melt it on there or something? I really want to do this when I hatch something out haha
     
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:You have a much better chance at the egg hatching if you don't do that and dye it with koolaid after it hatches.
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:You have a much better chance at the egg hatching if you don't do that and dye it with koolaid after it hatches.

    Actually hatch rate should be the same if done properly. You need to candle while injecting to be sure to get the needle in the correct place.
     
  9. Chickangel79

    Chickangel79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's how I did mine. I always do mine over a candler and put a plaster/band aid over the hole. You will need a needle first to make the hole otherwise the syringes bend and snap.

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    Last edited: Jun 26, 2011

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