Ever had the urge to get a blue or pink colored chick/duck or rabbit at Easter? We went to the local feed and seed store and there were the cutest little colored chicks. I had the strong urge to get one for my kids. Chicks, rabbits, ducks, little goats, & ponies, I was ready to start a farm. Then I came to my senses, the costs of being a responsible pet owner. Buying food, housing, animal necessities made me say they are cute and walked along.
3 years ago, after the color was gone and the ducks were getting to big to keep a family member asked if we would take them. They do grow up, they do get messy, they do cost, and important they can infect with Salmonella bacteria. Think twice:)
I also learned some eggs are injected with coloring, to make the chicks different colors. If you would like to learn more visit the CDC Website @ http://www.cdc.gov/healthypets/easter_chicks.htm