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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Hopefulloflove, Oct 25, 2011.
Oh my goodness! Haha!
Just goes to show. There's a sucker born every minute. I can't believe anyone would believe they are real. Wait till they molt. LOL
Almost had some blue silkies myself this hatch when I put blue food cooling in the water well so I could see the water levels easier. Fortunately the food coloring wasn't permanent.
and this is cute but how in the world and who in the world would do this;
Wow, so bummed that I only got a grey Silkie. I could have a pink one if I had of only known!!!
When I was kid they used to have these colored chicks at a G.C. Murphy's store where I lived during Easter. There were thousands of them. They would sell out. If I remember they were 20 cents each. Candy bars were a nickle. Just for price comparison. Murphy's was like a Dept. Store. They didn't sell any thing for farm use. Anyways they had these things by the boxes and other places had them. People would buy them and take them home. My grandmother would buy me 100 every year. Never did I get one pullet. And this went one many years. It was a good way for the hatchery's to sell their cockerals. We ate chicken so it was OK. I just wonder what happened tom all those chicks that were sold. Anyone else remember this? Or was it just in the area I was raised?
do they drop them in a tub of dyes and hope they don't drown or what?
Quote:It was a pretty common practice back in the day, but most states now have laws against dying chicks. It's actually considered animal cruelty since it encourages impulse buying by people who are either looking for disposable pets on easter, or who just plain don't have a clue how to keep the chick alive.
Now, if you just have an unusual sense of humor, and have silkies at home, all you need is to give them a dunk in a koolaid bath
It wears off in a couple of weeks, and doesn't harm the chicken.
I can just see the next video...
these chickies were pink and blue and then they turned white! They are magical color turning chickens!