Yolk color is off?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by milleryardchx, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. milleryardchx

    milleryardchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok my two br hens have been with me for a little over a month now and i get an egg a day from each girl since i got them at 6 months old. But the egg yolk has gone from bright yellow almost orange to the last few days a pail yellow. What changed? [​IMG]
     
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  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    From what I've read yolk color is linked to diet. Has their diet changed in any way? Have they been free-ranging less lately because of weather, etc?
     
  3. milleryardchx

    milleryardchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they were cooped when i purchased them and they free range around the yard i have been giving them more veggie scraps from the kitchen. is lighter colored yolk a good or bad thing though?
     
  4. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Orange yolks mean they are getting lots of vitamin A, beta carotene and lutein. Hens that forage and eat legumes like clover and alfalfa also produce eggs with higher omega3 fatty acids and higher vitamin E content. These are all good things, so be happy. And because you let your ladies out and about, they will probably be healthier and happier. [​IMG]
     
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