Food Coloring???????????????

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Danceswithchicks, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. Danceswithchicks

    Danceswithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is food coloring safe for chickens to eat?
     
  2. babyblue

    babyblue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, but I wouldnt let them drink a whole bottle of it or anything. also would not let them have a lot of cookies or cake that has food coloring, purely for the fact that they shouldnt be having too much treats. and no it will not change the color of the eggs or shells.
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2009
  3. Danceswithchicks

    Danceswithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was going to food color some scratch feed for an experiment.
     
  4. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's probably about as good for them as it is for us. Naturally made ones (vegetable based) are probably better than synthetic. But in tiny quantities it should be fine. What experiment requires you to color your scratch feed?
     

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