Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Azul and Violeta
I answered an ad on Craigslist yesterday for two free "Easter chicks." I'm not sure if you are familiar with the practice of dying chicks at Easter time. Here is a little info. to get you up to speed. http://www.poultryhelp.com/coloringchicks.html
While the original purpose of dying embryos was useful for scientific observation, I'm not certain that it is a good practice to dye chicks just for the novelty of it. My primary objection is that many people think they are cute to have at Easter and then don't know what to do with them as they grow. It encourages irresponsibility at the expense of the chickens.
Not to mention embarrassment. Just look at the poor things. Hiding in the corner, not wanting to show their faces. I think I even see a tear forming at the corner of Violeta's eye. Just imagine the therapy bills they will incur over this traumatizing fiasco. I don't mind though. That is just the kind of farmer I am. Sensitive, caring, whisperer of chickens. I need my own t.v. show.
Don't worry, babies. Soon, you will molt and this whole humiliating experience will be far behind you. The other chickens will accept you, after they stop laughing.