The Difference Between Cage-Free Eggs vs Free-Range Eggs

the difference between cage free eggs vs free range eggs

Humans have a long-standing love affair with eggs. It makes sense, actually, because eggs are not only rich in flavor, but also full of nearly every nutrient our body needs–and craves.

Besides the fact that eggs are rich in nutrients, they also provide protein and build muscle, which is especially essential for those who have chosen a diet consisting mainly of vegetables.

In all honesty, eggs could be considered the perfect food. They’ve been a… [Read More]

Top 10 Chicken Breeds That Lay The Largest Eggs

Top 10 Chicken Breeds That Lay The Largest Eggs

Believe it or not, chicken eggs are quite scientifically classified…and most people will be surprised to know that it’s not so much size that denotes the classifications of Pee-wee through Jumbo, but weight. Weight, that is, pretty much down to the ounce. Six ounces sets apart small from large, and large from jumbo.  Precise weight measuring is how grocery stores determine which eggs go in which cartons and get charged what prices. This chart,… [Read More]

Cause And Prevention Of Soft Shells and Rubber Eggs

Imagine reaching into your nesting box and feeling a soft, rubbery…something. What in the world? Yes, it’s a shell-less egg in between all your lovely breakfast eggs. So, what does this mean? Is there something wrong with your hen? Not necessarily, but there are things you can do to prevent your hen’s eggs from looking like a yolk-filled water balloon. Lets take a look at the causes of soft shelled and rubbery eggs and what… [Read More]

How Are Chicken Eggs Fertilized

how are chicken eggs 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 need a rooster to perform his duties with your hens, which he will be happy to do on a continuous basis.

A rooster is genetically programmed to take the task of populating the… [Read More]

Hatching Eggs – Everything You Need To Know

It’s that time of year when thoughts turn towards getting or hatching some chicks, so we thought we would dedicate this article to hatching eggs whether they be your own hens or bought eggs.

There are a few important points to know when hatching for the first time, so if you are a hatching novice, read on!

Hatching chicks is as much an art as it is science. Once you have discovered the best and… [Read More]