Light Egg Yolks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Tumbleweed Farm, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. Tumbleweed Farm

    Tumbleweed Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens have been laying a few weeks, nice large eggs, hard shells. However, the yolks are dark enough but nothing like the dark orange yolks I got from a flock 3 yrs ago. My hens free range, get kale, spinach, corn once in awhile., sunflower seeds, scrambled eggs, layer ration and meat 2 x a week. The only difference is that my last flock ate a lot of dried seaweed, these guys won;t touch it. Can someone tell mw what I might add to their diet to darken the yolks?
     
  2. so lucky

    so lucky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today I saw on a feed bag that they add marigold to the feed to make the yolks darker yellow.
     
  3. Tumbleweed Farm

    Tumbleweed Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so lucky. What brand was it?
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Layena from Purina.


    Why would you want to darken them like that though? Isn't that a bit, umm, deceptive? [​IMG] I'd figure out what the issue is.
     
  5. Tumbleweed Farm

    Tumbleweed Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank yoy Ilena, I too am from WA state
     

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