Can corn affect egg quality?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Beka123, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. Beka123

    Beka123 In the Brooder

    Jan 31, 2012
    I am having a problem with runny, light colored egg yolks from my barred rocks. I switched their feed to a laying pellet called "egg maker" but I really don't believe that's the problem; I also have slowed down on feeing them corn every day. They love it an attack it when i toss it out to them, but I'd read that they don't really need corn in their diet so I've just been giving it to them every few days. Can that affect the egg quality? I just don't see how, but I also don't see how the egg maker could either. They also get black sunflower seeds, and they free range every day. They don't eat much of the food I feed them, and most mornings there's still quite a bit left in the bowl from yesterday, so I'm assuming that their diet is mostly probably grass and bugs, and whatever leftovers I feed them. They love leftovers!

  2. LadyTurkey

    LadyTurkey In the Brooder

    Jun 5, 2011
    We feed ours corn, has made their yolks a beautiful dark orange/yellow color :)
  3. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

    Mar 20, 2012
    Yes, corn will help the yolk color.

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