So orange yoke means you're getting the Real Deal, the way nature intends... more or less.
Originally Posted by hatt
The orange yoke is from a more varied diet. Free range hens eat feed, bugs, grass, rocks, etc. It's the same reason something like wild caught catfish have red meat and a farm raised catfish is white.
Originally Posted by krismoriah72
I buy from a local that has hens. The yolks are orange versus the yellow in stores. I had to read up on it.. even though i had chickens when i was young. Orange Yolks means that they are eating more calories than a Yellow Yolk chicken. Less carotene in their diets. Also i have noticed that his fresh eggs cause the yolks to break easily when i drop them in the skillet which i had to read on it also.. supposedly lack of protein in their diet. So im guessing he feeds them high calorie but low protein feed?