Don't try this at home
As you may have noticed, I have made a deliberate choice not to talk about that particular illness that is striking those in the bird community worldwide. I just don't know what to say at this point. It's impossible to predict where the whole thing will go and how it might affect backyard chickens, who (at least in my case) live in a pretty closed environment.
So while I avoid the subject, I find some of the images really interesting and I like it that the media is suddenly showing us all the ways in which people live with chickens. These photos come from the Philippines, where you can buy a little dyed chick in a market. See Yahoo for more.
Poor chicks. They are not toys.