Blood Orange Yolk

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by P & Q Ranch, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. P & Q Ranch

    P & Q Ranch Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 29, 2009
    Davie, Florida
    I am getting about one egg every day from one of my eight RIR's that has a very deep orange colored yolk and has a sort of sticky or thick consistency when cooked. Is this normal for RIR's ? The chickens are almost a year old. I am eating the eggs but want to be sure there isn't anything wrong with the chicken? Please respond ASAP. PS the rest of them are laying eggs with light to normal yellow color!

    Thanks Shirley Decker, P&Q Ranch
  2. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    From what I have experienced and learned on here. The darker the yolk the richer it is. If they are free ranging the extra goodies they forage for adds the darker color to the yolk. You should be fine. If anyone else thinks different please correct me.
  3. Plain Old Dee

    Plain Old Dee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 30, 2009
    Seminole, OK
    I agree with Henry's Chickens. You might keep an eye on her and see if she found a source of goodies that the other hens don't get, if you want to see why her yolk is so much darker. The egg is fine, the darker yolks have more carotenoids is all. (and are yummier!)

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