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Dark egg yolks?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by iam4hymn, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. iam4hymn

    iam4hymn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens breeds range from Buffs to Easter Eggers to Black Copper Marans. My egg yolks are not as dark and rich looking as I would like, though they still taste fantastic. The girls are fed a very good balanced diet, free range in a very large yard area and are fed occasional scratch and kitchen scraps. I would love to improve the look of my egg yolks to a nice golden yellow to orange. Does the breed of chicken have to do with this or diet only? what can I do to improve the yolk color? Thanks!
     
  2. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    Diet mostly. Start by feeding fish meal. That should help but it could result in fishy eggs also feed a few fresh marigold flowers each day which should darken up the egg yokes considerably.
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    I feed purple cabbage and kale to my hens as a treat. it will darken up your eggs. Do not worry the cabbage darkens the poop too.
    Try that? It wont hurt them.

    Enjoy those Chickens and Eggs!
     
  4. Chickenmanjim7

    Chickenmanjim7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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