Color of egg yoke.....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by critters, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can anyone tell me why some fresh egg yokes are dark and some have lighter egg yokes??

    I have many different breeds of chickens so don't know which hen has layed which egg, so...
    anyone know why they are different in color??
    ( they can be collected on the same day, so one isn't old...I do know this much)

    thanks for any insight!
  2. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 5, 2011
    Usually when hes eat more greens, insects etc, they have a darker coloured yolk. If they are grian fed they have a lighter yolk :)
  3. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    Fresh produce and bugs are key, last year I had orange yolks when my girls stopped laying. Since starting back up in the middle of winter they have light yellow. Can't wait for spring to kick back up so they're yolks darken back up.
  4. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    thanks guys!

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