HOW DO THEY DYE COLORED CHICKENS???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by djwingo, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. djwingo

    djwingo Out Of The Brooder

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    I always wondered how they dye them ? anyone know? i know its mean but they are cute![​IMG]
     
  2. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The Laird Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow! I never knew that. My Grandpa used to mix up dye (maybe it was RIT, not sure) in a pail, then dunk(didn't put their heads under water) his white silkies (chickens, not underwear!) and work it in with a brush. He had yeloow, red, and blue. He would take them to the livestock auction and sell them for $5, back in the early-mid 70's.
     
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    Oh my goodness that is very interesting [​IMG] glad to know it isnt harmful to them thanks eggchel!!
     

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