Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hen keeper, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. hen keeper

    hen keeper New Egg

    Mar 24, 2016
    what do you feed egg layer hens
    how to get orange yolk eggs in a coop without let them out!
    how to encourage a hen to go broodness[​IMG]
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    There are feeds with marigold extract in it. For veggies to treat them now and then kale would also promote orange yolk. Then there is straight forward pasture. Using electric poultry fence you can change up their forage area every two or three weeks as it gets depleted of dandilion greens and bugs.

    Birds go broody or not. Climate is the main factor in a hen going broody. Here in North America we are in the season where breeding hormones are high and your best chance of a broody girl. A large clutch of eggs triggers something in their hardwiring too.

    Some breeds/individual birds are broody prone and others not. It's nothing you can count on unless they are your birds with proven track record.
  3. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 2, 2014
    Canton, Ohio

    Layena Omega Plus, In summer add fresh marigold to their diet when it's in season. I 2nd @Egghead_Jr.

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