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Farmer is left baffled by green egg yolks

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Jon the frog

Green, wow ! I know when my chicken are free ranging their yolk change color from yellow to near orange. But turning green is quite impressing !

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Piney
1 minute ago, Jon the frog said:

Green, wow ! I know when my chicken are free ranging their yolk change color from yellow to near orange. But turning green is quite impressing !

i remember seeing them before. I forgot the where and why.

Maybe @Overdueleaf  knows something. 

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XenoFish
3 minutes ago, spartan max2 said:

Now if only we could get some green ham.

Yeah, I'd stay away from green ham. Unless you want food poison.

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OverSword

I don't think I would have started eating them.  Now their grandchildren will probably be mutants.  And not like the X-Men.

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spud the mackem

They are obviously from Irish hens exported to India .

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Stiff

I have a theory...

 

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Orphalesion
25 minutes ago, OverSword said:

I don't think I would have started eating them.  Now their grandchildren will probably be mutants.  And not like the X-Men.

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So, like the X-Men when Grant Morrison wrote them, understood.

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freetoroam

India? Inbred chickens.

Should be seeing these on our supermarket shelves soon. :whistle:

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micahc

I don't like green eggs and ham.

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Kittens Are Jerks

Green egg yolks are nothing new, so not sure what all that fuss is about. 

Consumption of things like cottonseed meal or an overabundance of alfalfa, for example, can cause the colour change.

It shouldn't be too difficult to figure out.

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Piney
2 minutes ago, Kittens Are Jerks said:

 overabundance of alfalfa

.....and red clover. 

That's what I couldn't think of!   :nw:

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Sir Wearer of Hats

Aren’t duck yolks green? 

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Kittens Are Jerks
27 minutes ago, Sir Wearer of Hats said:

Aren’t duck yolks green? 

Typically yellow, but again, it depends on what they eat. Acorns, for example, will turn their yolks brown, and sometimes green.

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19_Kilo

Maybe the green yolks are diet related?  Wonder what they were feeding those chickens? 

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XenoFish

Green yolks? Vegan eggs?

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DieChecker

If it was the food, wouldnt all the chickens eggs be green yolks? I'd guess it's probably some mutation that's benign, causing just a color change.

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jethrofloyd

I prefer the blue egg yolks. :yes:

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JSeeley
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Maybe they're munching on blueberries. Or maybe one found a secret blueberry patch and is keeping it to herself. Blue added to a yellow yoke, well- green. Seriously, I don't know if it's possible, but it's a thought.

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Bendy Demon

...or it could be a complete hoax.

I dunno..the yolk just seems to be too green to be real. I could see a greenish-yellow or perhaps a slight greenish hue but such a vivid green?

Sorry..(actually I'm not) but I am just not buying this at all.

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Kittens Are Jerks
17 hours ago, DieChecker said:

If it was the food, wouldnt all the chickens eggs be green yolks? I'd guess it's probably some mutation that's benign, causing just a color change.

It could be that they are nibbling on the same stuff, but that some hens are just eating more of it. Or perhaps, some have found a stash of something the others don't know about. 

1 hour ago, Bendy Demon said:

...or it could be a complete hoax.

I dunno..the yolk just seems to be too green to be real. I could see a greenish-yellow or perhaps a slight greenish hue but such a vivid green?

Sorry..(actually I'm not) but I am just not buying this at all.

Highly doubt it's a hoax. The olive green colour is typical when it comes to green egg yolks.

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Bendy Demon
1 hour ago, Kittens Are Jerks said:

Highly doubt it's a hoax. The olive green colour is typical when it comes to green egg yolks.

Hmm..(nods) yeah..the green color does seem to be typical of green things..very perceptive. :tu:

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Jon the frog


Methylene blue make me pee blue ( someone put some in my cola at work... yeah quite a pun), maybe if you make a chicken drink some in water ?

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