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Seasonal Changes and Egg Yolk Color: A Natural Shift

written by

Daniel King

posted on

December 11, 2023

As the seasons change and winter has arrived here at Hidden Camp Farm, we've been receiving some questions about the noticeable paleness of the yolks in our corn & soy-free eggs. We appreciate the curiosity and value the opportunity to shed light on the fascinating relationship between the seasons, hen foraging, and the color of our eggs.

The shift in egg yolk color is directly linked to the evolving foraging conditions our hens experience, particularly during the fall and winter months. In the warmer seasons, our hens have abundant access to lush green grasses, nutrient-rich plants, and a variety of grubs, all of which contribute to the vibrant orange hue of their yolks. However, as the seasons change, so does the landscape, and this has a noticeable impact on the coloration of the yolks.

During the colder months, the availability of fresh forage diminishes, limiting the diversity of the hens' diet. With fewer opportunities to feast on the carotenoid-rich plants that contribute to the characteristic orange color, the yolks tend to appear paler. This is a natural and expected occurrence, and it doesn't compromise the nutritional quality of our eggs.

It's essential to emphasize that while the color may change, the nutritional value of our eggs remains consistently high. Our commitment to providing you with wholesome, healthy products is unwavering. 

Even with the paler yolks during the fall and winter, our eggs are still packed with essential nutrients, proteins, and omega-3 fatty acids that contribute to a balanced and nutritious diet.

The fade in yolk color is a temporary and seasonal phenomenon. As we transition into the spring and the outdoor foraging conditions improve, you can expect to see the return of those beautiful, deep-orange yolks. We strive to provide our hens with the best possible diet free of corn & soy, even during the colder months, to maintain the overall quality of our eggs.

We understand the visual impact of vibrant yolks, and we share your appreciation for their beauty. However, we encourage you to welcome the seasonal variations and understand that the slight change in color does not compromise the exceptional nutritional benefits that our eggs provide.

At Hidden Camp Farm, we value transparency and are always here to address any questions or concerns you may have. Your trust is of the utmost importance to us, and we remain committed to delivering delicious, nutritious eggs year-round.

As we navigate the seasons together, we thank you for being part of our community and for choosing Hidden Camp Farm for your wholesome, farm-fresh eggs.

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