How To Tell Which Hens Are Laying Eggs

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You have chickens, but minimal eggs – why is that? What’s happening? It could be the environmental, nutritional, seasonal or just a particular breed of bird.

Sometimes you aren’t even sure which hens are laying – or not.

Today we are going to look at how you can check to see which of your hens are laying and not laying eggs. I mean you could just sit all day and watch your hens but… [Read More]

How To Keep Hens Laying Eggs Through The Winter

How To Keep Hens Laying Eggs Through The Winter Blog Cover

When Fall arrives, molting is not far behind.

In fact, broody hens have probably already molted.

Those that have finished molting are now sporting bright, tight new feathers, red combs and wattles, but… no eggs.

The amount of eggs that chickens lay is hugely affected by the season and the amount of daylight hours.

In today’s article we are going to look in depth at why hens don’t lay year round and… [Read More]

How Long Are Eggs Good For?

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 own supply.

Have you ever wondered how long eggs will stay fresh for? Or how long those store bought ‘fresh eggs’ have been there?

Today we are going to look at exactly how long eggs stay fresh for and also how to test how fresh an egg is.

Along the way we will… [Read More]

Tips to Keep Your Hens Laying Eggs

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Eggs come in many shapes and sizes from the 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 in which your hens’ eggs will be better made and look more attractive.

When pullets start to lay, it can be erratic with some strange misshapen eggs at times. This is… [Read More]

5 Beginner Hens That Lay Lots of Eggs

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So you have decided you want hens.

You have been leafing through catalogs, trawling the internet and buying magazines that feature chickens and visiting farm stores almost daily- it has become an obsession!

But the big question remains… which breed to choose?

There are so many different breeds out there. There are chickens that are eye candy, plain ones, speckled ones, birds large and small.

Some are docile and friendly, others can be flighty… [Read More]