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Old 02-08-2009, 06:15 AM
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Lately a lot of our (brown) eggs have been coming in with very dark orange yolks mor red tahn yellow. They taste the same. Just wondering what's up with that?

Almost like the color of the cav emblem below

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Lately a lot of our (brown) eggs have been coming in with very dark orange yolks mor red tahn yellow. They taste the same. Just wondering what's up with that?

Almost like the color of the cav emblem below
You can alter the color of the egg by the feed ingredients. I use to work for a feed company. At their research center they had a picture of eggs with blue yolks. Some companies use marigold pigment to give the eggs a certain color. Now the question is, what feed ingredient would make the yolk that dark? Probably the marigold pigment or they might be using more distillers dry grains DDG's which are in an over abundance now due to ethanol production.
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By the way, Perdue uses marigold pigment to give their chicken that yellow color. In the grocery compare the Perdue chicken to a Tyson or other bird. You will see the difference in color.
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By the way, Perdue uses marigold pigment to give their chicken that yellow color. In the grocery compare the Perdue chicken to a Tyson or other bird. You will see the difference in color.
Which has been one of the most successful marketing schemes ever!
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By the way, Perdue uses marigold pigment to give their chicken that yellow color. In the grocery compare the Perdue chicken to a Tyson or other bird. You will see the difference in color.
Which has been one of the most successful marketing schemes ever!
No doubt about it. Quite frankly, I buy the Perdue chicken for that very reason.
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I'm a chicken magnate from way back.

KJS- is right.

Are you feeding more corn either whole or cracked than previously?
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twentynine - 2/8/2009 10:09 AM

I'm a chicken magnate from way back.

KJS- is right.

Are you feeding more corn either whole or cracked than previously?
Did you go to the poultry show last month? We had a booth there. Attendance seemed down.
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By the way, Perdue uses marigold pigment to give their chicken that yellow color. In the grocery compare the Perdue chicken to a Tyson or other bird. You will see the difference in color.
Which has been one of the most successful marketing schemes ever!
No doubt about it. Quite frankly, I buy the Perdue chicken for that very reason.



If I eat marigolds will I turn that cool yellow color???







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By the way, Perdue uses marigold pigment to give their chicken that yellow color. In the grocery compare the Perdue chicken to a Tyson or other bird. You will see the difference in color.
Which has been one of the most successful marketing schemes ever!
No doubt about it. Quite frankly, I buy the Perdue chicken for that very reason.



If I eat marigolds will I turn that cool yellow color???


Maybe, but you'd have to eat a lot of them. If you consistently eat alot of carrots you will turn orange from an abundance of carotene that will accumulate in your skin.

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Old 02-08-2009, 05:03 PM
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twentynine - 2/8/2009 10:09 AM I'm a chicken magnate from way back. KJS- is right. Are you feeding more corn either whole or cracked than previously?
Did you go to the poultry show last month? We had a booth there. Attendance seemed down.


KJS-- I can't ever tell if some one is joking or not.

I raised chickens as a hobby for years. Mostly American breeds barred rocks, rhode islands, white rocks, wyandottes. I did get into some of the more exotic breeds top hats, laced, plumed stuff like that,but I found most of them to be delicate and hard to raise. Bantams were my favorite, pound for pound probably the meanest things on earth.
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Same deal with farmed salmon. If they didn't add the colors to the feed pellets, the salmon grow with a really disgusting grayish flesh color. Farm companies can actually select the color they want the flesh to be.
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twentynine - 2/8/2009 10:09 AM

I'm a chicken magnate from way back.

KJS- is right.

Are you feeding more corn either whole or cracked than previously?
Did you go to the poultry show last month? We had a booth there. Attendance seemed down.
This is the first time in years I didn't go to the show in Atlanta. Our company had 7 of us booked then pulled 6 of us out because business has been so bad this year. I heard attendance was considerably down.
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twentynine - 2/8/2009 10:09 AM I'm a chicken magnate from way back. KJS- is right. Are you feeding more corn either whole or cracked than previously?
Did you go to the poultry show last month? We had a booth there. Attendance seemed down.


KJS-- I can't ever tell if some one is joking or not.

I raised chickens as a hobby for years. Mostly American breeds barred rocks, rhode islands, white rocks, wyandottes. I did get into some of the more exotic breeds top hats, laced, plumed stuff like that, but I found most of them to be delicate and hard to raise. Bantams were my favorite, pound for pound probably the meanest things on earth.
Some folks I used to know had a Banty rooster (sp) that scared the %^&* out of me. That thing was meaner than a junkyard dog
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Free Range chickens have dark yokes also due to the goodies they eat.
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Old 02-08-2009, 06:30 PM
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Our chickens are loose all day long (locked in at night of course), the taste is way better than the factory eggs. The yokes all have the darker rich orange color versus the pale yellow. You can tell when they eat something like onions or something spicey. Welder knows!

Chickens are great.

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dpowell - 2/8/2009 9:30 PM

Our chickens are loose all day long (locked in at night of course), the taste is way better than the factory eggs. The yokes all have the darker rich orange color versus the pale yellow. You can tell when they eat something like onions or something spicey. Welder knows!

Chickens are great.

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I did a job a few months ago for a chicken farm that claims to be the biggest egg producer in NY. I think 3M hens, I could be wrong. But not only did these chickens not see the light of day, they didn't even see a human face. They also claimed business was pretty good?

Huh, funny how different things are. I don't know sht about feed, or what color the eggs are, I do know that the consumer in the grocery store are the first human hands to touch the eggs. I did find it pretty interested. For Eggs..

Not only that, they paid me
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Thanks for al the great info. So sounds like Green Eggs and Ham isn't just fiction!!!!




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KJS - 2/8/2009 9:14 AM
twentynine - 2/8/2009 10:09 AM I'm a chicken magnate from way back. KJS- is right. Are you feeding more corn either whole or cracked than previously?
Did you go to the poultry show last month? We had a booth there. Attendance seemed down.


KJS-- I can't ever tell if some one is joking or not.

I raised chickens as a hobby for years. Mostly American breeds barred rocks, rhode islands, white rocks, wyandottes. I did get into some of the more exotic breeds top hats, laced, plumed stuff like that, but I found most of them to be delicate and hard to raise. Bantams were my favorite, pound for pound probably the meanest things on earth.
I was serious. The Atlanta Poultry Show is one of Atlantas largest conventions. I forget the numbers but I think it is something like 20,000 people. About 50-60 percent of the attendees are international. There is everything you need or didn't need at that show.
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thresher15 - 2/8/2009 8:35 PM

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twentynine - 2/8/2009 10:09 AM

I'm a chicken magnate from way back.

KJS- is right.

Are you feeding more corn either whole or cracked than previously?
Did you go to the poultry show last month? We had a booth there. Attendance seemed down.
This is the first time in years I didn't go to the show in Atlanta. Our company had 7 of us booked then pulled 6 of us out because business has been so bad this year. I heard attendance was considerably down.
I am not sure how low the attendance was but it was definitely noticeable. The first nights reception only filled about 60 percent of the tables/seats.....and there was free drinks. The last time I went that reception was packed.
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twentynine - 2/8/2009 10:09 AM I'm a chicken magnate from way back. KJS- is right. Are you feeding more corn either whole or cracked than previously?
Did you go to the poultry show last month? We had a booth there. Attendance seemed down.


KJS-- I can't ever tell if some one is joking or not.

I raised chickens as a hobby for years. Mostly American breeds barred rocks, rhode islands, white rocks, wyandottes. I did get into some of the more exotic breeds top hats, laced, plumed stuff like that,but I found most of them to be delicate and hard to raise. Bantams were my favorite, pound for pound probably the meanest things on earth.
I was serious. The Atlanta Poultry Show is one of Atlantas largest conventions. I forget the numbers but I think it is something like 20,000 people. About 50-60 percent of the attendees are international. There is everything you need or didn't need at that show.


Never been to any show other than the local LSU ag show in Feb. Never exhibited any birds either. Like I said I was strickly a hobbiest.
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