Got my first egg! Question...

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

  1. Jeremy128

    Jeremy128 In the Brooder

    Mar 26, 2013
    Outside St. Louis MO.
    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 Chirping

    Apr 4, 2013
    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 Songster

    May 14, 2013
    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 In the Brooder

    Jun 27, 2013
    looks good to me
  5. Jeremy128

    Jeremy128 In the Brooder

    Mar 26, 2013
    Outside St. Louis MO.
    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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