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My father grew up on a farm, and his mother had a lot of chickens. One batch of Rhode Island Reds only produced one little chick, and his mother wouldn't have anything to do with him, but a tiny white bantam raised him as her own. When he was a huge towering rooster, my grandmother said, he was still following his tiny "mother" around and doing whatever she told him to do.

My father says that dyed live eggs were a fashionable Easter gift when he was a child, and one year he got one - his mother put it in with the other eggs, and a fine little chick came out - with a streak of bright dye on its feathers.
Wanda's Book Reviews 4 years ago
Those banties were really broody and wonderful for hatching eggs other than their own! And those egg shells are permeable so the chick can breath--but it must let dye in too!