Got my first egg! Question...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jeremy128, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. Jeremy128

    Jeremy128 Out Of The Brooder

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    So yesterday afternoon I got my first egg from the flock. This is the first free range egg that I've ever cooked/eaten. I cooked it over easy with a runny yolk. When I cut into the yolk, it is a very dark orange, almost red. I know the yolk color is darker than store bought eggs, but is this normal?[​IMG]
     
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  2. HeatherEmme

    HeatherEmme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I *think* it's normal. I think those of us who have just started raising backyard chickens are so used to the factory produced eggs from stressed out, caged hens kept on a terrible diet and in unsanitary conditions, that we don't know what a 'real' egg is supposed to look like. [​IMG] I am waiting for my very first egg any day now..(chickens becoming more vocal, squatting, etc).

    I read farm fresh yolks are very rich, deep orange. Happy eating!!
     
  3. rojororeo

    rojororeo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks like a normal yummy home grown egg to me! Most all of our happy girls lay eggs that deep- esp. if they get to eat lots of tomatoes and the like. Didja notice if it tasted better than store boughts? I also am new to chickens, I will never buy store bought eggs again! :)
    Oh, and congrats on the first egg! I didn't get to eat ours- the fatbutt pullet cracked it after she laid it, lol
     
  4. Krazzy

    Krazzy Out Of The Brooder

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    looks good to me
     
  5. Jeremy128

    Jeremy128 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok! Thanks!
    I've ha brown, fresh eggs before. But never my own. Te ones I've ha we're not free range so I think that may explain the color difference.
    Yes, my girls eat tomatoes. They sneak in the garden and eat tomatoes, and cantaloupe. But their favorite to eating the pumpkins!
     

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