How Often Do Chickens Lay Eggs?

how often do chickens lay eggs

We get asked this question from time to time, so we thought that this would be an excellent time to talk about the chick and laying season imminent now. How Often Do Chickens Lay Eggs? The short answer is – it depends on the breed, the hen’s age, and the season. Some breeds lay furiously, […]

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Best Chickens for Eggs and Meat: Dual Purpose Chickens

meat and egg chickens

Are you curious about the best chickens for eggs and meat? You’ve come to the right place.  When it comes to raising chickens, it might seem like much of it is a game of choice. Some chickens produce more eggs while others produce great-tasting meat. It can be hard to choose between the two characteristics, […]

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Colored Eggs: Why, How, and Who?

chickens that lay colorful eggs

Looking for a way to wow your egg customers?  Consider adding a couple of pink, blue, green, or dark chocolate-colored eggs to your dozen, and sit back and wait for the comments! Beautiful colors, (although of course, tasting the same as any other egg) have a way of drawing ohhhhs, ahhhhs, and possibly more customers […]

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How to Sell Backyard Chicken Eggs

Sell backyard chicken eggs

It’s unlikely you will become a millionaire when you sell backyard chicken eggs. However, you should be able to generate a small income that can at least cover feed costs.  What follows is a basic primer on how to sell chicken eggs, whether you have a small amount every week or if you have a […]

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Why Don’t We Eat Turkey Eggs?

turkey eggs

We prize the turkey for its delicious meat and…well, that’s about it. They aren’t the prettiest birds out there, and they taste great on Thanksgiving. But then it occurs to you…we don’t eat turkey eggs. One day you’re driving along and have to stop for some turkeys crossing the road. They aren’t in a big […]

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Treats That Will Make Your Hens Lay More Eggs

Healthy, happy hens lay more eggs. Has it been proven scientifically? I don’t know, but from my experience, a healthy hen will produce more eggs than an unhealthy, miserable chicken. Chicken treats can make your hens happy and healthy. Obviously, we can’t speed up the ‘egg clock’, but by keeping your hens in tip-top condition, […]

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Our Choice of the Top 7 Chicken Nesting Boxes [2021]

chicken nesting boxes

Have you ever walked excitedly into your chicken nesting boxes because you’re finally harvesting the eggs to discover that they broke most of them?  It can be an extremely frustrating experience when you do all the hard work of raising the chickens. That’s why investing in a durable nesting box that keeps the egg safe […]

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Is It Safe To Eat Fertilized Eggs?

fertilized chicken egg

Let’s not beat around the bush here. Yes, fertilized eggs are safe to eat.  For both you and the egg, well, the egg is kind of out of luck, but there’s nothing wrong with you can eat a fertilized egg.  The truth is, if you buy eggs from the grocery store, you aren’t going to […]

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What Are Quail Eggs Are Used For?

quail eggs

Chances are, you’ve consumed quite a few chicken eggs in your lifetime, and you’ve found yourself here because you’re interested in learning more about what quail eggs are used for.  Well, you’re in luck because quail eggs are on the menu quite often on our farm.  But let’s back up a second and clarify: quail […]

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How Are Chicken Eggs Fertilized

chicken eggs are fertilized

We all know that you don’t need a rooster to get an egg, right? Our hens will lay an egg daily with or without any assistance from the male sex. However, if you want fertilized eggs, you will need a rooster to perform his duties with your hens, which he will be happy to do […]

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