egg yolks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by judy2963, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. judy2963

    judy2963 New Egg

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    I am new to this forum and have been raising chickens for almost a year. I have noticed in the last couple of weeks that the yolk is a pale yellow instead of a bright color. Is there something that I should be doing to make the yolk richer.
     
  2. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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    You can feed them greens. Dandelion leaves, spinach and such....
     
  3. aaabirdman

    aaabirdman Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you feeding layer feed? Greens, vegetables and alfalfa will all provide pigment for the yolks.
     
  5. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] I agree with the above posts, greens will help.
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome and [​IMG]! Yes, greeens should turn the yolks brighter. Good luck to you!!
     
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. Good advice given. :thumbsup
     
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    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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