Yolks changing colour daily?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Nonny, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. Nonny

    Nonny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We only have one girl who's laying right now, and the last 5 eggs I had from her had 2 with really dark orange yolks, and 3 with paler orange yolks. I'm not 100% certain which order they were laid in, but I had a feeling that there was at least 1 pale one laid either side of the darker ones.

    Am I delusional, or can the yolks really change from day to day with the same chook on the same diet?
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2011
  2. Niss

    Niss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it really the same diet? Did she get more bugs or eat more grass on some days?
     
  3. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    I keep saying the barometric pressure affects chicken behavior (feeding) which effects egg yolk color...

    testing would be a devil to do so I haven't found enough helpers.

    We are getting storms EOD at the moment- I bet from yolk color (and or shell color) I can tell the days they were laid (the egg made during the change is usally the light one often the 'next day's egg - after a storm)
     

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