First of all- I do NOT want your opinion if you think I should be dying them or not. I was looking at other posts and got a big face full of people's unwanted opinions. The "Is chick dying humane or not" section on BYC is like watching Pro-Trump people and No-Trump people have a nuclear war. Please. I. Do. Not. Want. To. Hear. Negativities. I have made my decision and I want to dye chicks. Dying them is no more inhuman as it is for us to dye our own hair. They do not care and if taken certain precautionaries, it doesn't harm them and it isn't forever. Sorry for being harsh. I have done my reasearch and I understand what is bad for them and what is not. I have read the laws and rules for my state and county and how to further protect my chicks. I have hem at a age they won't get chilled at, and I've dyed chicks before with food coloring but it always comes out light, like a pastel color. I only have yellow chicks and I'm wondering if there's anything non toxic I can add to the food coloring to make them brighter? Or maybe apply more? Food coloring is too expensive to put in a bowl big enough to dip them in it. I'm stuck with scrubbing them with a toothbrush or a cotton ball. I'm not trying to achieve neon, I just want a little more solid color. I'm not willing to inject dye into eggs, or color them above the neck.