spray color dye on feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by augiedranch, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    someone told me that i could spray food coloring on the chicken food, and itll make them lay colored eggs.. is this true? if so, is it any way harmful to the chickens? i just thought it was funny and wanted to know if it was true
     
  2. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    No, they won't lay colored eggs. You could very well get some downright lovely poop, however!!!! [​IMG]
     
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  3. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol i know.. i know.. lol i thought that sounded silly myself. thanks!
     
  4. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    You could get some EE's.....get a pretty variety of green and blue and everything in between. [​IMG] The one I have lays a beautiful olive green.
     
  5. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have three EE chicks that are about 4 weeks old. thats what got the nieghbor telling me about the dye.. i told her that i had EE that would lay colored eggs, and she said,,, well, i can get mine to lay colored eggs with food dye! yikes![​IMG]
     
  6. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    LOL.....I think I would be asking her to prove it!!!! It won't hurt the chickens and she will have a rainbow chicken run!!!!! LOL
     
  7. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sounds like something my DH would tell someone as a joke!

    We had a girl ask how we got greenish-blue eggs, and he told her that we gathered the eggs and let them sit outside until they grew mold, then we wiped it off and the residue colored the shell that color.
    She said she didn't want any green eggs!!!

    Jean
     
  8. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] oh my gosh thats funny! lol

    i dont want green eggs sam i am



    moldy eggs lol lol lol

    thats sooo funny
     
  9. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * When I was a kid, my brother & I thought we were in huge trouble b/c we fed my grampa's chickens chocolate and the next day they laid brown eggs!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  10. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a good one!!!
    It's amazing what a kids mind will think of!!!

    Jean
     

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