Please nobody yell at me for posting this. I want to dye some of my chicks due to hatch next Friday. I have read that you can inject some vegetable based dye into the egg at 11-14 days incubation and the chicks will be colored. It doesn't harm the chicks in any way. I just want to do this for fun and have some cute colored chicks I don't plan on selling them or anything. They are a cross between a red sexlink rooster and a turkin hen, I'm hoping for colorful little naked neck babies . Has anyone done this before? I found a couple websites about it and my biggest concern is poking the hole in the shell, I don't want to hurt the chick so how should I make sure the point doesn't go to far? Also I have been having trouble finding a vegetable dye. Would purple cabbage water work? (boil the cabbage water turns purple). Please only nice coments and any advice is welcome.