Why are the yolks so different?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pookiegoldman, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. pookiegoldman

    pookiegoldman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 3, 2010
    Grand Isle, Louisiana
    I just started getting eggs from my bantam hens which are kept loose in our quail house. I cracked open a few today to fry and noticed that most of them were dark yellow (darker than those yuck store-bought eggs) but one was Sooo dark it was orange. They All eat the same. Does anybody know why that might be?? The breed itself perhaps? Anywho...they tasted GREAT! [​IMG]
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:For the same reason your poop is green when you eat blue frosting.
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    It's called healthy hens. [​IMG]

    The darker the yolk, the healthier diet the hen has. This is why we raise and keep our own hens - The more varied diet they have, the more nutrients in their eggs. Store bought eggs are very pale and bland because the hens have a diet of usually nothing but corn and soy products.

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