Kool - aid? Do not get mad.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Moochie, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. Moochie

    Moochie Songster

    Nov 8, 2010
    North Edwards
    On easter we wanna dye our handicap chicken and take her around. She's a buff orpington, and I believe she's slightly retarded. Don't ask me what she has, I'm not sure myself but she's a little off. I'm still trying to find out what she has. I want to use a safe dye that won't cause irritation. Will kool-aid work? I want her to be blue or a purple color.
    She's also really small and around 8 months old. She hasn't layed yet. I trim her beak often and her nails. I think purple would look good since her eyes are pink, like I said, don't ask.
    It's only gonna this one time so will it come out if we bathe her with warm water and dish soap?

    Move the thread if needed, I didn't know where to post this.

  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I don't know where it is but there was a thread about someone coloring a silkie pink for a wedding.....search around for it.....I think he posted pics.
    edited cause I can't spell [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2011
  3. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
  4. Moochie

    Moochie Songster

    Nov 8, 2010
    North Edwards
    Silkies have different feathers though.. I'll check it out.

  5. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

    Oct 7, 2010
    Conroe, Texas
    does she have any loose feathers that have been shed naturally recently? You can experiment on the fallen feathers that are her color to see how the color will look to give you an idea.

    Food Coloring is another product that folks use.

    The gal that colored her Silkie pink took the Silkie to her vet and used a proffessional dog dye. Came out to cute for words.

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