Why are the yolks so different?

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

  1. pookiegoldman

    pookiegoldman Songster

    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. 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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