After about a week or so, the chicks nest becomes grossly soiled. The nest shown is Stafford mosaic chicks, all three have crests. I have great hopes that they just might be show stoppers as even their baby feathers are resistant to taking up the red coloring agent! Can't wait to see that mosaic pattern after they molt!
A fast an easy way to do this first cleanup is to take scissors and cut away the mess. In a few days, I will completely change the nest pad and put very little nesting material in the nest so that the chicks will have more room and the nest will be clean again.