been keeping an eye on our red factor hen and she is loosing her orange/red colour! she now looks peachy, with white and yellow patches.
she did have white tips on her wings and tail to start with anyway but now its on her chest too.
we giver her and Charlie ( our red factor cock) red egg food to keep their colour, but i dont think Tango is eating it! Charlie hasnt lost any colour at all, not sure how much he is eating of it though as quite a fair bit of it ends up everywhere else but in his tum!
we do mix it with their food but in dry form ...................it went all gooey and into a blob when we mixed it with water!
Just some information for you You can also try some carrot with your canary,s this will help them stay a Red color. Also I would mix some of the Red factor powder in a plastic container and keep it in the fridge that should stop the mix going gooey. You may have to wait until the hen starts to moult again before any signs of red coming back. I hope this helps you
Sorry if this is teaching you to suck eggs, but just a thought with the egg food - how much water are you using to mix it? I know it took me a while to get the balance right, and it takes surprisingly little water to mix it - I've always found that using boiling water is better for some reason. Just make a little well in the egg food (just like mixing cement really), and fold in the egg food from the edges. Hopefully this should mean that it's still crumbly and not a big goop! Freds already suggested the carrots - which is a fab idea - you could also try mixing grated carrot through your egg food instead of water. There's a lot more moisture in a carrot than you might think.
Of course if that doesn't work, I believe that Homebase do a really nice range of red spray paints ..... JOKING!! Just in case anyone was wondering
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