How Do Chickens Lay Eggs?

Our ‘topic of today’ is all about how chickens make and lay those delicious ‘cackleberries’ that we all love!

We usually don’t think too much about the ‘how’ of egg laying – I think it is fascinating – I hope you will agree. It is a long and fairly complex process which can occasionally be fraught with problems, some of which we will discuss here today.

Time & Hormones – The Internal Clock

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How To Choose The Perfect Egg Incubator (And Use It Properly)

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Once you get an incubator, I think you can officially be labelled a ‘chicken addict’! I always said I would never get an incubator – now I have two.

The fun of hatching your own chicken eggs is like having Christmas every day.

There are lots of different types of incubators out there, ranging from basic (still air) to fully automatic versions.

In this article we will break down the various types of incubators and… [Read More]

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 with the chick and laying season imminent now, this would be a good time to talk about it.

How Often Do Chickens Lay Eggs?

The short answer is – it depends on the breed, the hen’s age and the season.

There are some breeds that lay furiously and yet others that consider it a bore and lay very infrequently.

First we’re going… [Read More]

How Long Do Chickens Lay Eggs For?

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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 put together some information and guidelines for you so that you can accurately assess how long your hens should lay… [Read More]

Chickens That Lay Blue Eggs (Up To 300 per Year!)

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Chickens that lay blue eggs are few and far between.

As we shall see, the process of getting blue eggs is a bit more complex than getting a brown or white egg. It is a genetic trait and one that has become very popular over the last few years!

It seems that almost everyone enjoys a variety of color in the egg carton – brown, white, blue, green even pink!

In this article we are… [Read More]