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Can the egg Colour change with diet?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by thechickenkeeper, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. thechickenkeeper

    thechickenkeeper Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there keepers, just a quick post to ask that question really. Can you change, or I should say tint the colour of the eggs, by feeding the hens coloured food? The reason I ask this somewhat strange question is that, I noticed today that manuella's eggs had a slight pink tinge to them, and it was only two days ago that she stopped eating the party food, which included a cake with very pink (fushia) icing, I'm wondering if this has made her eggs look slightly pink, hardly noticeable really, it was only when I put the eggs in the basket next to the previously layed eggs that I noticed this strange pink tinge.
     
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Yes... grass/grains all change the yolk color from time to time, I would assume that food coloring from the icing would do the same.
     
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