light yolks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by carybear, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. carybear

    carybear In the Brooder

    Mar 23, 2010
    Why would yolks go from a dark, rich yellow to a light yellow? I haven't changed foods since this change happened. I'm not sure what's going on with my girls. Whatever it is, is affecting both of them.
    any ideas?
  2. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Songster

    Oct 9, 2010
    Could be worms [​IMG]
  3. Saltysteele

    Saltysteele Songster

    Apr 10, 2011
    were they eating grass and are not, now?

    when i let mine free range and they eat grass, the yolks are as orange as.... well, orange [​IMG]

    they got into mamma's flower bed, so they've been grounded for a while, till can build them an extended run. their yolks have gone to the color of the yolks in the store now [​IMG]

    it's all the beta carotene
  4. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    free-range = deep orange yolks
  5. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    Quote:x2 My chickens free-range at least 3-4 hrs a day, but usually 1/2 the day--gotta have those deep orange yolks!

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