How Colored Baby Chicks are Made

    August 31, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    colored chicksHere’s something crazy that’s been going on for years: by injecting fertile egg embryos with colored dyes and inks, chicken farmers can create baby chicks in any color they want. These chicks aren’t dyed after hatching. They’re colored before they even poke their fuzzy little heads out of the egg. The dyes supposedly don’t effect their health in any way, either. In fact, as the chicks lose their baby fuzz and begin to grow actual feathers, they lose the coloring too, and they’ll eventually grow up to be perfectly healthy, normal looking chickens. But if you could make florescent chicks, why wouldn’t you? Here’s a video of these colorful little cuties in action. How great would these be for Easter?!

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