Leg horn. Light colored yolks.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dandan111, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. dandan111

    dandan111 In the Brooder

    Aug 25, 2013
    I've noticed my leghorn pullets eat a lot. I had white rocks last year and it seems these
    Little leg horns eat more? They are young and new to laying and seem to be producing
    About a egg a bird. Yolks don't have much color.
    Do some chickens just have a lighter yolk?
    I'm feeding the same layer crumbles I fed the rocks. (Kalmbach)
    I 1/4rd a head of red cabbage and have been feeding them evening treat in the run.

    Maybe after these leg horns get adjusted to laying colors will be richer?
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Feeding corn or greens can help to darken the yolks. Color seems to be dictated by diet and additives to the diet.

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