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vent coloring

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by pokey, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
    Someone had a thread about coloring a hens vent w food coloring so you knew who was laying what.has anyone tried it.?how long does it last and how do you apply it?
  2. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
    No one knows?
  3. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    Like putting on lipstick!

    Ha - I've never heard of such a thing.
  4. Chickenkate17

    Chickenkate17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Quote:I also read that somewhere....never tried it...
  5. Jacklynn

    Jacklynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:LOL !

    I'm no help, I just thought that was funny. [​IMG]
  6. SilkieTime

    SilkieTime Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Joelton Tn.
    Good post [​IMG]
    [​IMG] do you use just food coloring and just on the out side?
  7. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
    Well I don't have one of those trap nest,so it seemed like a good idea if someone knows how.o guess I will try it and see.buy if you are thinking about it remember don't use red.
  8. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Wouldn't that get bacteria in the hen's body that could make her sick?
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 22, 2010
  9. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
    Dont think it would do any harm as long as you keep the container clean and you probably could use q tips to apply it.it is just food coloring, so it would be inert.
  10. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

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