yolk color

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sherry36, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. sherry36

    sherry36 Out Of The Brooder

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    What makes the yolks a deeper yellow or bright orange? My customers love the color of my girls eggs.
    Thank you.!
     
  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The extra vitamins and minerals they get eating bugs and plants instead of just dry feed. If you have marigolds, that will color the yolk too.
     
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    You need to feed a feed or supplement rich in Carotenoid (Beta carotene), and Xanthophyll.
    Free Ranging will help some but supplementing some whole yellow, alfalfa meal, cooked sweet potatoes and or pumpkin puree should turn the yolks a nice rich orange color.
     
  4. iwillhaveacrack

    iwillhaveacrack Just Hatched

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    scraps from the kitchen help my girls out, and a bit of protien ei, meat
     
  5. sherry36

    sherry36 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all for your posts.
     

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