How to dye a baby chick???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicken Charlotte, Aug 1, 2011.

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  1. Chicken Charlotte

    Chicken Charlotte Out of the Brooder

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    hello,

    I want to know how to dye a baby chick with food coloring hehe
     
  2. Yonaton

    Yonaton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why in the world would anyone want to do such a thing?
     
  3. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    I think you dye them before they hatch....you inject something into the egg and then they're born dyed lol I read it somewhere...
     
  4. Lovable Chicks

    Lovable Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dye'd my silkies with food coloring as I couldn't tell them a part and was trying to decide who to keep. All I did was add the food color to a cotton ball and rub it on them.

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  5. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    It's a silly thing to do, but harmless unless you dip the poor things into pure ink or gallons of undiluted pigment based food coloring.

    A tiny bit of water based food coloring mixed with water and applied with a cotton ball lightly, that's probably the best way to do it. Once. Then let the poor things be the color God designed them with.
     
  6. GardenState38

    GardenState38 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's no accounting for taste [​IMG]
     
  7. gabbyscritters

    gabbyscritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh come on, those pastel fluff balls are just too cute!
    It wont hurt them and sure made me smile:D
     
  8. mayberrygirl

    mayberrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They are adorable - honestly the OP asked how to do and didn't say "Hey look I dunked them in Miss Clairol!!"

    I would do like PP did the silkies, put the food coloring on a cotton ball and gently rub the chicks feathers. I am hoping my naked necks are 2 different colors or I may have to do this to the head feathers, wouldn't the kids get a kick out of that, LOL.
     
  9. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:back in the 60's they would dunk the day old chicks in a dye bath... they never injected the eggs with dye
     
  10. cottagechick

    cottagechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, there is at least one lady who has a bunch of videos on youtube. She makes costumes for and paints the nails of her chickens...She could have worse hobbies... ;-)
     
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