Orange Yolks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KikisGirls, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls BYC Fan Premium Member Project Manager

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    What do YOU feed your chickens to make the yolks more orange?
    And...how long does one need to feed it before there is a noticeable color change?
     
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    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    A diet rich in xanthophylls, omega-3 fatty acids, and meats. Dark leafy greens like spinach, kale, collards, etc are one good source of the xnthophylls .... also available in zuchinni, broccoli and brussel sprouts. The "meats" side of things comes from providing the natural, omnivorous diet of a chicken - meaning the ability to range and find bugs, small rodents, frogs, etc - or by providing animal protein from your kitchen. Ultimately, a "nice" egg comes from a well balanced diet.
     
  3. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls BYC Fan Premium Member Project Manager

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    thanks!
    If you had to pick 5 things to feed as let's say treats, what would you pick?

    My eggs are already orangey.
    I'm wondering if this would be a good science fair project for a future batch of hens.
     

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