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Why are the egg
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Festus MAC macgurkle    Posted 08-15-2002 at 18:09:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
yolks so yellow here on the place vs. the store boughten kind?

Duey (IA)    Posted 08-16-2002 at 12:04:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Try putting some blue food coloring in the chicken feed for one chicken. You will be suprized at the color of the yolk!!!
Duey (from the Mayo Clinic Lobby)

Jerry S    Posted 08-16-2002 at 07:10:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
That yolk color relates to the amount of pigment in the feed they get. Corn fed makes darker yellow yolks from the carotene in it. Same thing happens to cattle fat for aged cows at slaughter. Fat gets pretty yellow sometimes.

Donna from Missouri    Posted 08-15-2002 at 19:39:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Store a dozen of your fresh eggs in the refrigerator for a month or so, and you will find out they are about as pale as the ones in the store. Freshness has a lot to do with it. Have you noticed the fresh eggs have more flavor, too?

TENACIOUS    Posted 08-15-2002 at 19:09:02       [Reply]  [No Email]

You probably let your chickens eat green grass vs the caged layers who only get processed food

BRUTUS McCACKKLE BERRY    Posted 08-15-2002 at 18:20:57       [Reply]  [No Email]

Rachel in MO    Posted 08-15-2002 at 19:17:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My chickens yolk changes depending on feed. I always give them cracked corn along with the 16% layer crumble. the more corn, the deeper orange my yolks are.... No matter what, they sure taste better, huh? later, Rachel the hobo

DeadCarp - snow white    Posted 08-15-2002 at 19:48:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
BTW, if you paint with oils and want some BRIGHT white, add a little egg YOLK (yup, it's orange not yellow) to your oil paint & just dab it on! Whitest white you can get - Sounds silly but hey! :)

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