Last Updated on March 24, 2022
Giggling children of all ages huddle around the colorful creatures, buying them up two at a time for 5 Lempiras or US$0.26 each. Though the practice makes the kids happy, it seems ethically questionable. Farmers claim that the chemicals injected into the chicken fetus in the egg are non-toxic and do not harm the chicks. Scientists disagree. The bright blue, pink, green and yellow lasts a few weeks until the chicks grow their new feathers, anyway.
Wishing you a Feliz Navidad from Honduras!