Question about rich yolks...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicksgalore, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. chicksgalore

    chicksgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have observed and heard others observe that a brown egg seems to have a darker yellow yolk than a white egg. I read on here the other day that the color is darker if the chicken eats a lot of greens. Are brown eggs truly darker or does it depend on the chicken and the diet?
     
  2. riderbecky

    riderbecky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Diet [​IMG]
     
  3. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Absolutely diet.
     
  4. chicksgalore

    chicksgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In that case, in the winter, when there's not a lot of green to be had, what do you feed for color--I saw someone fed corn?

    Is the darker yolk more nutritious?
     
  5. fivebigreds

    fivebigreds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My grandmother use to fuss at me for feeding the hens to much yellow corn but, i loved the way the yokes got rich, thick and yummy. As a kid i didn't concern myself with balanced nutrition for them .
     
  6. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
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    Man, I need to go clean my glasses! I thought the title said "Question about rich FOLKS" [​IMG]
     

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