Why are my yokes not as yellow??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Ericasl, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. Ericasl

    Ericasl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have noticed my hens yokes are not as yellow as they use to be. I have not changed there diet. They are also getting veggies from the garden. Is it the heat?? It has been 90 ++ for weeks now, could it just be the stress of the heat, or am I doing something wrong??
     
  2. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Nope, you aren't doing anything wrong....the diet changes from season to season if they free range. Beta carotine creates the orange color in the yolk, and that can change with new growth of grass and plants etc.... no rain, no new growth, and lesser protein also.

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  3. Ericasl

    Ericasl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Bigzio it is so dry and brown here, that makes alot of sense.
     

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