See Also: Eggs; Egg Whites; etc.
EGG YOLKS; EGG YOLK TRIVIA
The type of food a chicken eats largely determines the color of the egg yolk. Yellow orange plant pigments called xanthophylls found in chicken feed determine the yolk color. Yellow corn mash and alfalfa meal will produce medium yellow egg yolks. Wheat or barley produce lighter colored yolks. Bright yellow marigold petals added to feed will enhance the color of the yolk. A white cornmeal diet will produce egg yolks that are almost colorless.
Egg yolks are one of the few foods that naturally contain Vitamin D.
Occasionally, a hen will produce double-yolked eggs throughout her egg-laying career. It is rare, but not unusual, for a young hen to produce an egg with no yolk at all. One chicken supposedly laid an egg with 9 yolks.
Washing the Hair
Don't wash the hair more than once a month. Do not use soap, but the yolk of a new-laid egg in rain' or river water.
'The Girl's Own Annual', Volume 27 (London, 1907)
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