How Long Does It Take For Nutrients To Get To The Egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenPeep, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

    May 1, 2011
    Olathe, Kansas
    I'm not sure if I worded that right.
    I was wondering how long does it take the nutrients a chicken eats to show up in the egg? For instance if your chickens free ranged for a few days in a row, how long afterwards would it take for the yolks to be more orange colored? I have heard that once a rooster mates a hen it can take a few days for her egg to be fertile and I was wondering if it's the same type of thing. If you don't understand my question just ask me to re-word it; it's kinda tricky.

    Thanks! [​IMG]
  2. crazy4chickens5

    crazy4chickens5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2012
    I think I understand it... So let's take a shot! :)

    Well just like humans and our digestive system, it really depends. There is no exact number. I am no expert, but I would say to just experiment! See how long it takes, and report back! :)

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