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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rode Island Red 2008, Mar 16, 2009.
I heard you can give them some type of feed and their eggs will turn a different color.
Nope, not possible to change egg shell color. It is what it is, though it gets paler as they get closer to the molt. You can feed them things that make the yolks more orangey, though.
I think you dunk the eggs in food coloring + vinegar, after they are out of the chicken. That should do it.
Ameraucana and Araucana breeds (also known as EE's or Easter Eggers) will lay blue and green eggs if that is what you are after. Egg color is usually determined by breed, not by feed.
Paas.... (sorry, couldn't resist!)
If you are referring to the yolk color , you can feed corn it will deepen the yellow , i wouldn't feed to much corn though or they could get fat.
feed wild mustard plants and the yolk will become deep orange as well.
also heard that feeding chickens wheat germ soaked in a little water will turn the yolk a dark orange
Green grass and green vegies will as well.
Hope that helps some.
Quote:Yeap, that's what we do too. It really a lot easier than dunking the whole chicken and works a lot better too.
...dunking the whole chicken!!!!