How Chickens Make Eggs and 3 Common Egg Laying Problems

How Chickens Make Eggs and 3 Common Egg Laying Problems Blog Cover

An egg contains a phenomenal amount of nutrition for its size, but you already knew that right?

An average egg contains a mere 75 calories but gives you 7g protein, 5g fat and 1.5g of saturated fat. In addition it gives you vitamins A, D, B12, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, choline, carotenoids and cholesterol!

And as reported by Pennsylvania State University if you eat only pasture raised chicken eggs instead of generic supermarket… [Read More]

How Long Will My Backyard Hens Live For?

How Long Will My Backyard Hens Live For Blog Cover

The oldest chicken ever to have lived was called Matilda, and she was sixteen years old when she finally died.

Her life circumstances were not ‘average chicken’. She belonged to a pair of stage magicians who took great care of her. Also, she never laid any eggs! She had quite a luxurious life with minimal stress- she apparently enjoyed being a ‘stage chicken’, even appearing on the Jay Leno show!

Aside from exceptional birds like… [Read More]

The 12 Daftest Things Ever Said About Backyard Chickens

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After the industrialization of farming post World War 2, many people became disconnected from the land, food and rural agricultural life in general. Times and practices were changing from a slower rural life, to a faster more industrialized city life.

This movement towards greater production was needed in order to provide food for everyone on a daily basis.

This had been amply demonstrated with the rationing of eggs and other products in England and Europe… [Read More]

Why You’re Feeding Your Chickens To Death And How To Stop It

We all love our chickens and want to do what’s best for them.

I know I love nothing more than spoiling them with kitchen scraps and homemade treats, but did you ever stop to think you might be doing more harm than good?

Over-feeding your girls can lead to obesity and a whole lot of health issues. Not only that, but many foods which humans eat such as avocados is actually poisonous to chickens… [Read More]

How Do I Make My Chicken Lay An Egg?

Most backyard chicken owners will agree that the single best part of keeping chickens is the walk down to the coop each morning to collect eggs.

I normally have anywhere from 8-10 fresh warm eggs waiting for me every morning and the family love eating them for breakfast!

But what do you do if your chickens aren’t laying eggs? How can you get your chickens to start laying eggs?

Unfortunately there is no way to… [Read More]