Getting better flavor from the eggs/darker yolks

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by EggMan207, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. EggMan207

    EggMan207 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have any tips on what to feed the hens to make the eggs more flavorful or health? I think they are good now, but looking to make them better (the yolks are sometimes yellow and sometimes a are dark, almost orange color). I sell my eggs locally and people like the darker yolks and the flavor. I free range them about 50% of the time (I can't do more free ranging time because they tend to wander into the neighbors flower gardens). I typically feed them egg layer pellets, and a little oats and corn in the yard, along with a daily feeding of cheese.
     
  2. Red-Stars-in-RI

    Red-Stars-in-RI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I find that my yolks are usually nice and dark when fed lots of food scraps, greens, etc.

    Also, this time of year a sure-fire way to get darker yolks is feeding pumpkin/squash leftovers. I'm lucky to have a pretty ready supply, but they can be found inexpensively this time of year and even if you're eating the bulk of the fruit, the peals, seeds, etc. is still a good amount of "chicken snack".
     
  3. Titan Farm

    Titan Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Offer treats high in the Lutein and Zeaxanthin Carotenoids.
    Kale, spinach, turnip greens, collards, dandelion greens, and mustard greens. Beet greens and carrots are also good too.
     

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