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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Bare bottom farm, Dec 4, 2009.
Hi All, Is there a food you can feed that will make your eggs taste richer? Thank you!
I'm not the best with chicken feed but i do know that before you buy look at ingredients our ask the guy/lady from the store about it, we just use free range chicken feed, yellow bag, chicken picture just look and you'll find
And be careful asking because sometimes the feed store employee might not know. Always read labels and do research. That's how I decided to feed my cats Innova Evo and they're beautifully healthy.
Make sure that your hens have access to plenty of greens. Mine eat loads of grass, silverbeet, spinach, chickweed etc, and I have rich golden yolks in their eggs.
Sometimes its good to often throw in some mixed grains and yummy lettuce and apples fruits and so forth
What are you feeding them now?
access to greens - either free range (clover, grasses, weeds) or treats like lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, etc.
also anything orange and high in beta-carotenes like pumpkin, winter squash, carrots, sweet potatoes. Mine prefer these things cooked or soft.
greens, bugs and any thing else they can find outside
I've definately seen a great improvement in the egg quality if the ladies have their free range access. When they were in the coop/run area and didn't have access to the back yard (I was getting pheasant netting to keep hawks out) the eggs were pale not as nice.
All back to lovely once the netting was up and the ladies went out to scratch and eat in their big yard.