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If you want to keep chickens, or already have chickens of your own, and want to find out more about them you’re in the right place.

We are a group of chicken enthusiasts who have been keeping chickens in our backyards for longer than we care to admit! Here at The Happy Chicken Coop we write about everything you need to know about chickens. From how to build your own chicken coop all the way through to what to do when your chickens first arrive at your home.

The Happy Chicken Coop team have been scratting and digging around to bring you exactly what you need to keep chickens. Including chicken coop plans, designs and DIY guides- it’s all here.

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Double Yolk Eggs: Causes, Safety and Other Egg Laying Anomalies

Double Yolk Eggs: Causes, Safety and Other Egg Laying Anomalies

The ‘egg factory’ situated in the hen is an intricate mechanism that usually functions exceedingly well for the first couple of years before gradually slowing down in the mature hen. Occasionally there are hiccups in the ‘factory’ and it can produce double yolk eggs, along with many other egg abnormalities. The odds of a double yolk egg are around 1 in 1000. First, we are going to do a quick review of the hens’ reproductive tract just to remind ourselves of the anatomy involved and to marvel at how it produces an egg daily – usually without a hitch! Then we will look at egg laying anomalies such as double yolks, wind eggs and no shell eggs. Hen’s Egg Laying Anatomy It seems simplistic to describe the reproductive tract as a tube, but that is basically what it looks like. Although born with two ovaries, the right shrivels, leaving only... [Read More]