Egg Float Test: Is it a Myth?

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We have all heard of it, but what exactly is it?

The egg float test is a simple test which checks for the egg’s freshness.

But is it just an old wives’ tale or does this test actually work?

Today’s topic is just that, we’re going to explain the egg float test, how to do it and whether it is accurate. We will also discuss how best to store your eggs – especially in these… [Read More]

Swedish Flower Hen: Complete Breed Profile

Swedish Flower Hen Complete Breed Profile Blog Cover

A hen with such a pretty sounding name has to be special – and the Swedish Flower Hens (Skånsk Blommehöna) is certainly that. The name translates as ‘Skane Bloom-hen’; very appropriate since the feathers remind you of flowers.

It was relatively unknown outside of its’ native land of Sweden until 2010 when a few were imported to the US.

Even in its’ own country, it was virtually unknown until the 1980s when its’ plight came… [Read More]

5 Different Types of Chicken Coop Heaters & Our Favorite

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This is one of those chicken topics where everyone has an opinion, and their opinion is always right!

Heating the coop has always been a source of endless discussion among chicken folk. Old timers will tell you that you don’t have to heat the coop.

However, there are occasions when heat is appropriate.

Today we will get into the nitty gritty of chicken coop heaters and explain your options, when heating is necessary, FAQs and… [Read More]

Belgian D’Uccle: Mille Fleur Variety, Egg Laying and More…

Belgian D’Uccle Mille Fleur Variety, Egg Laying and More Blog Cover

Chickens don’t come any cuter than Belgian D’Uccles – but I am biased of course! If there were only one breed I could keep, they would be it.

Also known as Barbu D’Uccles, these pint-sized birds have personality by the bucketful, they love your company and will often fly up to your arm or shoulder to sit there and chat with you.

D’Uccles’ are true bantams meaning there is no large fowl counterpart for the… [Read More]

Baby Chicks: The Definitive Care Guide

Baby Chicks The Definitive Care Guide Blog Cover

Raising chicks is fun, educational and is one of the most rewarding things you will do!

Chicks are cute and endearing, but they do have some special needs and we hope to guide you through the process of raising a baby chick to a hen.

In our complete guide to raising chicks we will cover everything you need to know from brooder requirements, care to health problems and much more…

We will also discuss the… [Read More]