Question about bonemeal

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Amarisus, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Amarisus

    Amarisus Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Fallbrook CA
    I've heard of people feeding their chickens bonemeal to help enhance the color of their eggs. Does this work? if so what kind do you use and how much to you feed them?
  2. Erica

    Erica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 5, 2010
    Hi Amarisus,

    I doubt it would enhance the egg colour... And bonemeal can lead to soft shelled egg laying if it's overdone. It can be good in small quantities for growers, but I wouldn't feed it to layers as a rule.

    But are you talking about enhancing the yolk colour? In that case corn and grass are best. Grated carrot helps. For shell colour, I'm sorry as I don't really pay attention... [​IMG]

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