And they’re real. Bright, rainbow-skittle colored chicks.
They’re available in the St. Louis area at three locations of Dickey Bub Farm and Home Stores for $1.89 each.
Food dye is injected into the egg during incubation and the hatcheries. The dye does not harm the animals and the color goes away when the chicks lose their feathers.
Wildlife researchers also use the technique in the wild to track birds. Baby chicks and ducks are plentiful this time of year for people wanting to raise the chickens for eggs.