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How to produce high quality eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Stephkyles, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. Stephkyles

    Stephkyles In the Brooder

    May 2, 2014
    I'm a newbie and I got my first egg today! I cracked it open expecting to see a beautiful orange yolk and to my disappointment- it was pale yellow.
    My girls have an open run with plenty of grass to graze on and I let them free Range often... I feed them non soy non gmo crumbles. I give them treats every now and then like watermelon. I read that if you give them the purina feed with high marigold extract that you will get orange eggs but my goal isn't to have them to have them. I want the most nutritious egg I can produce. So does anyone have any secrets that I don't already know?

  2. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Songster

    Aug 19, 2011
    Amery, WI WI/MN border
    It may be just because its a first egg. If they are free ranging and getting bugs, dirt, grass, etc they should be a nice orange color. Try cracking a store bought egg next to one of yours-I am betting you will see a huge difference in color.

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