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Will beets affect yolk color?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickenprincess92, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. chickenprincess92

    chickenprincess92 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 12, 2010
    My chickens got into my garden yesterday and ate all the green tops off of my beets and carrots, and also some of the vegetables that they were able to dig up. As most of us know, beets stain everything a pinkish-red. Will the contents of their eggs be affected by consuming beets and their greens?
  2. kitchwitch

    kitchwitch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 3, 2009
    Greensburg, Pa
    I have no clue but now I'm tempted to go buy some beets and feed them to my chickens to find out [​IMG]
  3. Alaska Juju

    Alaska Juju New Egg

    Jan 12, 2009
    I don't know about beets, but our chickens eat some wild berries here in the summer that turn their yolks a deep deep deep orange, almost red, color! Very striking! I wouldn't be surprised if beets do the same...will be interested to hear!
  4. SparksNV

    SparksNV Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2010
    Spanish Springs, NV
    If you see a difference, post a picture of one before beets and one after!
  5. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:yeah! I'd be interested to see too.

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