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]

Why Don’t We Eat Turkey Eggs?

why dont we 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 hurry so you have some time to admire these strange-looking gamebirds

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…you’ve never eaten a turkey egg.

Wait, why don’t we eat turkey eggs?

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How Chickens Make Eggs and 3 Common Egg Laying Problems

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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… [Read More]

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 exactly the same as any other egg) have a way of drawing ohhhhs, ahhhhs, and possibly more customers to your client list.  So, yes, increased demand for colored eggs would be the ‘why’. Before we go… [Read More]

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]