I have 5 Plymouth rock hens that lay practically every day. Usually the eggs have a beautiful golden orange yolk. My son wanted breakfast for dinner tonight, so I cracked open the 5 eggs I got today. The yolks were a pale yellow color. Should I be concerned?
Change in yolk color?
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The colour of the yolk depends on what the chicken ate, so it can vary if they are able to get to grass or greens of some sort, for example.
They have never free ranged because there isn't a leash law here in the country, and there are strays all over the place
I do give them greens when I have them and toss them some grass clippings. I've let them out a few days this week while I was outside to fend off the dogs, although one of them did get chased into the woods. Luckily I was able to catch her first.
Freaking dogs. We need a fence.
Most layer feed has ingredients such as marigold petals to help keep the yolks bright yellow. Supplementing with a little bright colored vegetables would help provide color for your yolks.