Same flock, different colored yolk?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jeffross1968, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    We've been noticing that our brown egg layers have a very different colored yolk than our two brown leghorns, that lay white eggs. Leghorn egg yolks are light yellow, compared to everyone else who has very deep orangish color. They all have the same feed, and all free range for 8 to 10 hours a day. Is this a breed thing, or are they not getting something in their diet that the others are?
     
  2. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    Quote:Could be that the leghorns are foraging less then the other brown egg layers and just eating the feed.
     
  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Some folks will eat their veggies and some will not. Same with chickens.
     

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