In this March 26, 2015, image provided by Randall Brown of Multnomah County Animal Services, a pair of chickens, dyed pink, are photographed in Portland, Ore.
In this March 26, 2015, image provided by Randall Brown of Multnomah County Animal Services, a pair of chickens, dyed pink, are photographed in Portland, Ore.   (Randall Brown)

‘Pink Chicken’ Mystery Solved

Birds’ owner says he dyed them to ‘make people smile’

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
  Portland’s pink chickens are no longer a mystery. Multnomah County Animal Services says the birds’ owner told the agency he used food coloring, beet juice, and Kool-Aid to dye the two birds, then released them to “make people smile.” Owner Bruce Whitman of Portland says the prank succeeded beyond his wildest hopes. In his words, “I didn’t expect to get this many people to smile.” He says he tucked the chickens into a tree to roost early Thursday in a waterfront park, figuring they’d wake to a good day with water nearby and bugs to eat, spread some smiles, and he’d pick them up Thursday evening. Read more on this story….http://www.newser.com/story/204665/pink-chicken-mystery-solved.html
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