Whitesh Yoke

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Bantamlover23, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. Bantamlover23

    Bantamlover23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my bantam hens are laying an egg with a reallight colored yoke. It is almost a white color. Is there anything that can be done about this.
     
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  2. Crack N' Egg

    Crack N' Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not really sure as to what would cause something like this, but I do know that yolks will get deeper in color with their diet. The richer the diet in grass and bugs the darker the yolk gets.

    What is the bantams diet?? Free range??
     
  3. Bantamlover23

    Bantamlover23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do let them free range most of the time. I give the a little cracked corn for a treat and table scraps. They also have oyster shell out for the calcium.
     
  4. Rennie

    Rennie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont know how true this is but i hear Carrots help to make the yolk more "orange"
     
  5. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a link with some information about pale yolks.
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publications/1/egg-quality-handbook/31/pale-yolks

    I also think there are rare instances and conditions where the pigment that usually gets passed from hen to egg that makes the yolk yellow is not passed on, thus producing a white egg yolk. This could be a genetic trait. Apparently there are places in the world where white yolk-laying hens are moderately common.
     
  6. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Chillin' With My Peeps

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