The Truth about Yolk Color

Yolk Color

In society today there is a constant want for more.

Distributers ship thousands of eggs across to hard reached places, or their own local stores. In an exceptionally large egg company, there are laying of the eggs, picking, washing, packaging, shipping and the hopeful purchase from their consumers. By time the eggs reach the shelves of their stores they are already WEEKS old. Not to mention most egg company’s feed their birds’ enormous amounts of CORN + SOY, GMO, and MORE. This is one of the large factors as into WHY yolks are light yellow, break easily and the eggs are not so creamy, and tastes bland.

However, the belief that a pale-yellow yolk is unhealthy is not at all always the case, especially from local farmers. Colors of the yolk vary for many reasons and if you research to know your farmer and understand what they feed their birds and how they handle their chicks, you should always have your explanation for the color of your egg yolks and the comfort for your mind and body.



Colors of the yolk is a seasonal thing. The premise that the egg yolk color is the indicator of a healthy, fine feathered chicken, is misleading. The basic truth is it depends on the time of year and the amount of grass available for the hens to prune through. Springtime, when grass is thriving, eggs are always generally going to be darker, ranging from a light orange to a darker amber. when it is hot in the summer, the grass gets dry and the birds deal with more stress in heat, so the yolks usually are a soft yellow. So do not worry if one yolk of ours is darker than the other from the same batch! They still taste as great and are fed the same ingredients.


Whatever we feed our chickens; all evidence is in the egg.

Whatever the chickens are fed, they are to benefit us. Feeding birds generally what is good for their body like alfalfa, paprika and merely instead of giving them unnecessary and unhealthy ingredients like dye and corn and soy it adds beauty to the color of the yolk and even the taste. That should always be the goal; Having overall healthy, happy birds and strategizing on what is best for them, so we can have what is best for us.


  • The breed
  • The ranch location
  • Stress levels
  • Housing

If the birds are well fed with great, natural God given ingredients, they are happy; so, we guarantee, with Happy Hen eggs, your breakfast just got better.