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Yolk Colours

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justanothertenminutes Mon 28-Sep-09 13:28:12

Just wondering what it is that affects the yolk colour, have had my hens for a couple of months & have noticed that the yolks are really light in colour. Have noticed on here other people talking about nice bright colour yolks.
Also, while we are talking about yolks, why is it that i have never had a double yolk egg from a supermarket but in the last couple of months ive had loads from my girls?? Just wondering smile

meltedmarsbars Mon 28-Sep-09 14:29:43

We get lots of double yolkers when the hens are young, fewer when they settle into laying.

Yolk colour comes from the greenery they eat - nothing can beat a truly free-range bird that gets access to green grass.

justanothertenminutes Mon 28-Sep-09 15:19:05

Ah, that explains the double yolkers then. My girls are free range all day & on grass, wonder why mine are quite pale then?

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