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A blue-dyed chick is safe

Thursday, April 30, 2015


A young child ran up to his mother and showed her the gift he’d just won at a church raffle: a newborn chick dyed blue.

Thousands of blue, pink, and green chicks are sold every spring as Easter novelty items. They either have dye injected into their eggs or are sprayed with it after hatching.

Picasso-chick-PLAYVIDEO_IMG_8413These babies never meet their mothers, which is a tragedy because hens are such loving and devoted moms. Many end up as “pets” for children who can’t care for them properly. Most of the chicks die quickly after being purchased, so it is also a traumatic experience for the child, too.

Fortunately the boy’s mother knew this chick deserved better, and she called us to ask us for help. We happily took him in, knowing that supporters like you will help with his care. Little Picasso is one of the lucky ones.  The dye will wear off soon and he’ll live a long, happy life with us.

The tint of blue reminded us of Picasso’s blue period and the name stuck!

Picasso-(Sponsor-Me)-160pxThe dye will wear off and he’ll live a long happy life with us at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary. We know that you believe that Picasso isn’t an object, he’s an individual.

Please consider signing up to sponsor him to help pay for his lifelong care:


Or make a one time donation to help him and all our other rescued farmed animals.

Thank you!


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