When do ducks start laying eggs? I challenge you to find something sweeter than a fuzzy, freshly hatched duckling. They are tiny, wobbly, and a joy to watch as they take their first swim. But, as an adaptation to the ever-posed question, “What came first, the duckling or the egg?” Your duck hens must begin […]
Best Chicken Breeds for White Eggs
Are you looking to start your own backyard chicken coop but don’t know which breed to choose? Then look no further! Today, we will be talking about the best breeds of chickens for white eggs. Whether you’re a farm enthusiast or just looking for an egg-cellent addition to your family, this blog post has all […]
The Egg Shortage: What To Do About It
With growing concern about the food supply chain, one particularly worrying issue has become a hot topic of discussion: the global egg shortage. Not only is this causing prices for eggs to soar (or just outright not be available), but it is creating severe economic concerns. It also makes it difficult or impossible for many […]
How Long Are Eggs Good For?
As chicken keepers, we all enjoy the luxury of freshly laid eggs. It is something you take for granted when you have your supply. Have you ever wondered how long eggs will stay fresh? Or how long those store-bought ‘fresh eggs’ have been there? Today we will look at how long eggs stay fresh and […]
How Long Do Chickens Lay Eggs For?
We’re often asked here at The Happy Chicken Coop: “how long will my hen lay eggs for”? Like so many ‘simple’ questions there is no straightforward answer, there are many variables – within each breed and each individual hen. A bit like people, no two hens are the same… However with that said, we have […]
Double Yolk Eggs: Causes, Safety and Other Egg Laying Anomalies
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 and many other egg abnormalities. The odds of a double-yolk egg […]
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Tips to Keep Your Hens Laying Eggs
Eggs come in many shapes and sizes, from tiny quail eggs to the huge ostrich egg. Although the shape is generally oval, sometimes things go awry, and you end up with an odd-looking egg. While you can’t fix everything, here are some ways your hens’ eggs will be better made and look more attractive. When […]
How To Stop My Eggs From Freezing?
Once the temperature starts falling, we know it’s not going to be long before we are making several trips per day to the coop to collect eggs. There is only one thing worse than getting to the nest boxes and finding all the eggs frozen- and that is your chickens not laying eggs at all! The […]
Hens Need Calcium – There’s No Ifs, Ands, or Buts About It!
What makes hens need calcium? A lack of calcium can lead to weakened eggshells, which means the eggs are more likely to be broken during transport. In addition, a lack of calcium will weaken bones and make breaking them easier. The good news is that you don’t have to worry about this happening because you […]
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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 Pee-wee’s classifications through Jumbo, but weight. So what are the chicken breeds that lay large eggs? Weight is pretty much down to the ounce—six ounces set apart small from large and large from jumbo. […]
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