Yolks changing colour daily?

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

  1. Nonny

    Nonny Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    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

    Apr 29, 2011
    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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