question from a child

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ebwy, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. ebwy

    ebwy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my niece wants to know

    If we put edible glitter in the grit for the chickens, will we get sparkly eggs?

    and I'm not prepared to waste my (comparatively) expensive cake decorating glitter on an experiment if there's no chance of it working.

    anyone got an answer?​
     
  2. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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  3. HarlansHollowFarms

    HarlansHollowFarms bana-bhuidseach anns gára

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    Its a cute thought....don't really think it will work tho. [​IMG]
     
  4. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    About as much of a chance as feeding it a small amount of Gold and having it lay a solid gold egg [​IMG]
    Food has nothing to do with egg color-it can only effect the flavor of the egg...strong foods like fish garlic onions etc not a good idea.
     
  5. THough1956

    THough1956 Chillin' With My Peeps

    You just might! After all, what goes in comes out! It may pass thru and stick on some of the egg. I doubt it would be very sparklely though.[​IMG]
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    No, but it might make sparkly chicks. [​IMG]
     
  7. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    You might get sparkly fertilizer for your garden. :p

    But seriously, if that would work someone would already be rich off it. [​IMG]
     
  8. The LaMarr's

    The LaMarr's Out Of The Brooder

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    I would think the most you could possibly hope for would be some sparkly fertilizer for your garden [​IMG] But if it's edible glitter, it will probably break down before it even gets to that point.

    Don't you just love the ideas kids come up with?!

    Sara
     
  9. Peeplperson

    Peeplperson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably would make for some sparkly poop.
     
  10. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute question....my niece would probably come up with something like that.....hmmm actually, she may just DO something like that and then complain when it does not work.....[​IMG] Maybe you want to put the sprinkles on after the eggs is laid?? She may become the chickens biggest fan!! [​IMG]
     

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