Make eggs richer

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Bare bottom farm, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Bare bottom farm

    Bare bottom farm Songster

    Aug 23, 2009
    White Pine
    [​IMG] Hi All, Is there a food you can feed that will make your eggs taste richer? Thank you!

  2. Farmer Benjii

    Farmer Benjii Songster

    Nov 2, 2009
    Vic, AUS
    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 [​IMG] just look and you'll find [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  3. lngrid

    lngrid Songster

    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.
  4. Harrietsmum

    Harrietsmum Songster

    Aug 17, 2009
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    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.

  5. Farmer Benjii

    Farmer Benjii Songster

    Nov 2, 2009
    Vic, AUS
    Sometimes its good to often throw in some mixed grains and yummy lettuce and apples fruits and so forth
  6. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

    Aug 18, 2008
    What are you feeding them now?
  7. Beekissed

    Beekissed Free Ranging

    Free range! [​IMG]

  8. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Songster

    Jan 27, 2009
    Mt Airy, NC
    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.
  9. greens, bugs and any thing else they can find outside

  10. MissCluck

    MissCluck Songster

    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.

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