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Pink chicken! *Photo Update.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Moochie, May 25, 2011.

  1. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My handicapped hen and I are in the bathroom right now with kool-aid and wondering how I color her correctly. Don't give me "thats animal cruelty", I know for a fact it isn't.
    If you're wondering, I just want a cool chicken. I have two cherry, and a grape. There is no sugar in it. She is a bantam and is a buff orpington.
    I already checked out that silkie thread, I didn't see any directions in all the blabber.
    My questions are :
    The consistensy of the powder? A smooth paste?
    Do I need to add anything in?
    Do I need to apply anything on her before hand?
    How long would I keep the kool-aid on her?
    And how long will it last?
    I'm first washing her with dish soap to break through the oils in her feathers.
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2011
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    You can always dip her in a bucket of koolaid, but the paste would be a darker color. Leave it on for a 5 minutes, and wash it off.

    Blow dry for scraps of dignity.
     
  3. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

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    ur so helpful! No wonder you earned that badge.
     
  4. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Quote:Go away, Batty. Or elsest I shall badgest thee!!! LOL!
     
  5. ralleia

    ralleia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HAHAHAHAHA!

    Will she be single or multi-toned?

    Whatever you do, you have to post pictures. It's giving me ideas about things to do to my daughter's favorite light-brown Turken--the turkens already look punkish with their bare necks!
     
  6. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
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    Quote:Go away, Batty. Or elsest I shall badgest thee!!! LOL!

    nanny nanny boo boo you can' t make me [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. postalprincess

    postalprincess Out Of The Brooder

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    i have 3 white silkies that we couldn't tell apart. i put food coloroing with water in a spray bottle. Pink, Blue, & Yellow. Yellow has lasted the longest.(about 2 months) But we wondered......did the other chickens make fun of them [​IMG]
     
  8. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Yes. Yes they did.
     
  9. ralleia

    ralleia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:But I thought they were color-blind!
     
  10. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Nope. Chickens see color just fine.

    You are mixing that up with the fact that chickens can't count.

    That is: you can stick extra chicks under a broody with chicks, so long as they are the same color. She cant count her babies, but she'll kill a buff in her batch of whites if she spots it.
     

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