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

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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… [Read More]

Egg Bound Chicken: All You Need To Know

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Egg binding is a serious problem and can lead to the death of the hen.

Many times though, with proper intervention and care, hens can go on to live a good, long life giving you lots of nutritious eggs!

An egg bound chicken has very unique symptoms which can easily be spotted if you know what to look for.

Today we are going in depth with this emergency and will give you some tips and… [Read More]

How to Sell Backyard Chicken Eggs

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It’s unlikely you will become a millionaire selling poultry eggs.

However, you should be able to generate a small income that can at least cover the costs of feed.

What follows is a basic primer on how to sell your eggs, whether you have a small amount every week or if you have a larger amount to move along.

Remember, all countries and municipalities usually have laws concerning what you can sell and where.

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Do I Need a Rooster for Hens to Lay Eggs?

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I am always surprised when I’m asked this question. I suppose it’s a logical question for those not too familiar with poultry.

Do I need a Rooster for hens to lay eggs?

A rooster does serve a couple of useful purposes to the flock which can be a good thing for the hens and keeper alike.

However, egg laying is not one of them!

He can be a magnificent site with his full plumage glistening… [Read More]

How To Tell Which Hens Are Laying Eggs

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You have chickens, but minimal eggs – why is that? What’s happening? It could be the environmental, nutritional, seasonal or just a particular breed of bird.

Sometimes you aren’t even sure which hens are laying – or not.

Today we are going to look at how you can check to see which of your hens are laying and not laying eggs. I mean you could just sit all day and watch your hens but… [Read More]