Purina Layena sucks

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Richard Pryor, Jul 14, 2018.

  1. Richard Pryor

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    8F88E92C-9407-4480-84A1-775C1F31AEEF.jpeg i read a thread here claiming it was a game changer in terms of yolk color. Well I tried it for 6 months. My neighbor feeds his chickens the cheapest feed they sell and I was spending $3 extra on my feed. Yesterday we cracked some eggs to compare and his yolk was much darker than mine. Really disappointed!!

    How can I get my egg yolks looking orange?
     
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  2. BirdGirl2004

    BirdGirl2004 Crowing

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    My eggs are REALLY dark orange, and I've been feeding them cheap stuff I've been buying from the store! Although I usually would be feeding them food from a local farmer, we haven't been able to get out there enough. They also have access to fresh grass, clover, and bugs anytime they want too.:thumbsup
     
  3. Richard Pryor

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    I live in the dessert so they free range but no access to grass.
     
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  4. Thyme4Chickens

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    Hum, what's the mill date on your feed? If it's old, maybe that has something to do with it?
     
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  5. Richard Pryor

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    Do you feed layena? Are your yolks orange?
     
  6. Labradors

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    I should think that grass and insects would play a part in getting a dark yolk!
     
  7. Flockandfowl46

    Flockandfowl46 Crowing

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    Free range gives you the best yolks imo:clap
     
  8. Thyme4Chickens

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    I don't feed layena - my pullets are only 14wks old. I feed Purina Flock Raiser because it's the freshest feed I can find in my area. Last bag I got was milled 3 wks prior. I know vitamins in feed can break down over time, so I was wondering if that had anything to do with the color of your yolks?
     
  9. snow5164

    snow5164 Crowing

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    Grass and legumes darken the yolks that and happy hens

    I sprout lentils all winter for my girls and pick buckets of grass for them all summer long...
     
  10. Thyme4Chickens

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    There's a thread on here somewhere about sprouting fodder for chickens - for some reason the search function isn't working for me right now.
     

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