NZ Lifestyle Block - - Your Poultry -

Green feeds are gen­er­ally a rich source of vi­ta­mins and also con­tain pig­ments which give the egg yolks a rich, golden-yel­low colour. Greens such as lucerne, sil­ver­beet and let­tuce are all ex­cel­lent sources of vi­ta­mins and pig­ments. The colour comes from caretenoids which are nat­u­rally-oc­cur­ring pig­ments that cre­ate the red and yel­low colour­ing found in veg­e­ta­tion and in car­rots, pump­kins, marigold petals and maize. The weed mal­low can cause yolks to be a salmon-pink colour.

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