Mulit Coloured Chicks?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ~goingcluckcrazy~, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. ~goingcluckcrazy~

    ~goingcluckcrazy~ Out Of The Brooder

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    How do they make chicks green, pink, orange, blue ect?
    And has anyone tried it?
     
  2. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    food coloring bath.
     
  3. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    I leave Crayola Washable markers in the coop, I come back and everyone is a different color. [​IMG]
     
  4. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:lol chickens with markers is like four year olds in art class [​IMG]
     
  5. ChirpNEggBaby

    ChirpNEggBaby Out Of The Brooder

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    I do it every year around Easter with a paint brush and food color...I DO NOT dip the chicks as I think thats cruel. Then use a close dryer on low so they dont get a chill. The hatcheries inject the eggs.
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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  7. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SERIOUSLY!!!!!! That just kind of seems wrong some how. [​IMG]
     
  8. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aren't chicks pretty enough without turning them into lurid shades of pink, green, orange etc?
     
  9. billiejo21

    billiejo21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    People who do it for identification of the chick inject the egg before hatching...I think I read about it in Storey's, had a pretty detailed description of how to do it. People who hatch large numbers of different breeds of chicks in one bator assign each breed a color...obviously only works for light colored chicks! Not something I plan on attempting!!!
     

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