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Green yolks??

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Our newest batch khaki campbells have started laying about 2 weeks ago and some of the eggs have green yolks.  There is no unusual smell to them, but they look quite strange.  Are these safe to eat or do we need to address this issue?  They are free range with many acres available to them, lots of bugs and seeds, etc with a well balanced feed in the am and pm.  We've been raising ducks for 3 years now but this is a first.  Any clue?

Thank you!

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I do not like green eggs and ham, I do not li--

Oh, sorry.

Couldn't help myself.

I found this on the internet:

Sometimes free ranging hens will produce eggs with green yolks, most frequently in the spring when plants are most lush . The birds should be given more compound feed to reduce the proportion of greens in the diet to correct the problem.

http://poultry.allotment.org.uk/Chicken_a/Chicken_Egg_Excess/problem-eggs-yolks-whites.php

owned by one runner duck (Hugo), two runner drakes (August and Trudy), and one runner duckling (Delia)
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