VERY STRANGE QUESTION I THINK

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by lightbread48, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. lightbread48

    lightbread48 Out Of The Brooder

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    I haven't done this yet. . . . tho I have to admit I have been thinking about it. If I put food coloring in my water bowls or in the food will it change the color of my eggs? I thought it would be super cool if my hens could lay eggs that are pre-dyed for Easter. I know this sounds kind of silly, but what do yall think?


    Lightbread
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You'll just stain their internal organs. The dye normally doesn't pass through to the eggs.
     
  3. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
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    I dont know but im about to try it on some roos i have pened up so it want really madder on the results. I'll check back tommarow and see what happens
     
  4. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Their poo will turn colors?
     
  5. Weewanona

    Weewanona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [I dont know but im about to try it on some roos i have pened up so it want really madder on the results]

    [​IMG] why?
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yep, it will change the color of their poo and internal organs. Same thing if you drank the dye yourself. Liver is great at filtering things out. Egg shell color is determined by genetics.
     
  7. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    Quote:because they are just extra roos that are mutts , they dont really have a purpose, theya re penned up because of my roo to hen ration, they tear the crapp out of my hens backs, but i dont expect them to get sick or anything.
     
  8. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    o_O
     
  9. Cheekon

    Cheekon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2008
    NY
    Quote:because they are just extra roos that are mutts , they dont really have a purpose, theya re penned up because of my roo to hen ration, they tear the crapp out of my hens backs, but i dont expect them to get sick or anything.

    Their still animals and you don't want to hurt them.........do you? [​IMG]
     
  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Giving food colored water to birds won't hurt them... but it also won't do anything to them other than dye their poo. I personally wouldn't do it or recommend it as there's not really a point other than to show that it gets filtered out of the system.
     

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