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Rainbow chicks at the bird market (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)

Here is how to make colored chicks: Take 3-day old chicks (youger chicks would not survive the treatment, from what i heard).­ Plunge them into a color dye bath.­ The chicks are then sold as a live toy for children, for a few thousand rupiahs a piece (i.­e.­ less that 1 dollar), and kids love it.­ Not sure that the chicks appreciate the treatment, but they don't seem to care much.­

Colored chicks are apparently very popular in Indonesia, I have seen them at several village markets around the country.­

Jalan Serangan Umum 1 Maret 1949, Sewon, Indonesia