What would cause Olive colored raw yolks?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by EvansChicks, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. EvansChicks

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    Some of my hens are laying eggs with greenish/olive colored RAW yolks. They smell fine but just look sick. Ive been throwing them out but Id like to know the cause and if they are ok to eat.
    I feed my hens laying pellets but they tend to get in the dog and cat food at times too. I let them free range for a few hours a day also.
    Thanks for any help :)
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

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  3. EvansChicks

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    Thank you, that may be it their coop is shaded by a large Live Oak tree. I never thought they would eat them tho. The acorns seem like they would be too large but I guess not.
    Im guessing they are to eat then??
    Thanks again :)
     

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