Bantamlover23

Songster
11 Years
Aug 6, 2008
497
1
129
Chuluota, FL
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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Crack N' Egg

Songster
10 Years
Jul 29, 2009
250
1
119
Flemington, NJ
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??
 

Bantamlover23

Songster
11 Years
Aug 6, 2008
497
1
129
Chuluota, FL
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.
 

feathersnuggles

Songster
10 Years
Sep 4, 2009
1,120
14
151
Seattle
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.
 

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