Coloring embryos by injecting dye into eggs before they hatch has been practiced for a number of years. It is done to identify the young of certain hatches or groups. And it makes it easier to observe movements of wild birds (especially water fowl) after they leave the nests.
The process of coloring chicks by injecting dye into the eggs also provides an opportunity to study early feather growth. Juvenile plumage will replace the colored down in about two weeks. As this happens, the dyed background amid new growing feathers provides a constantly changing pattern.
While it is possible to inject eggs from about the 10th to 19th days of incubation, the period from the 11th to 14th days appears to be ideal. Only one treatment is necessary if the injection is done at this time. When injections are made after the 14th day the color usually remains localized because the embryo occupies most of the egg; so it may be necessary to inject the egg in more than one place.
Harmless vegetable dyes, such as food coloring dyes sold in grocery stores, work very satisfactorily.
This does not harm the chicks in any way, and eventually as they mature their adult feathers push through and they develop normally with their standard coloured feathers.
The coloring is really interesting but just watch this video because it’s a bunch of chicks chasing a shiny piece of wrapper and it’s so freaking adorable.
Your daily rainbow chick foil fight video.
Why the fuck is this seen as acceptable.
Why the fuck are people gloryfying treating animals like property? I couldn’t give a shit if it is ‘harmless fun’, these animals get bought as ‘cute little easter gifts’ and then when they are grown up people decide they’re not so cute anymore so they are slaughtered, especially if they are male, who wants a noisy rooster who ‘won’t even provide them eggs’?
Sick to death of this website sometimes. Leave animals the fuck alone and find other ways of ~celebrating human-made festivals~
The Turkish company Pugedon has created a vending machine that’s dispensing help for both the environment and our furry friends.
this makes me so happy
Haha poor short people
STOP HARASSING YOUR PARENTS but also keep doing it because i just laughed so hard my soul escaped my body
“According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs, and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate beings condemning them to spend their lives in search for their other halves.”
~Plato’s The Symposium.
How many times will I reblog this? “Always.”
We did it at school. The myth also says that the pairings could be male/female, male/male or female/female (just sayin’)
sometimes you don’t need to find someone else
i need a cuddle buddy, must be ok with listening to my music and spending 13 hours in bed together