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Egg Bound Chicken: All You Need To Know

Egg Bound Chicken- All You Need To Know

Egg binding is a serious problem and can lead to the death of the hen. Many times though, with proper intervention and care, hens can go on to live a good, long life giving you lots of nutritious eggs! An egg-bound chicken has unique symptoms which you can easily spot if you know what to […]

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How Do I Make My Chicken Lay An Egg?

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Most backyard chicken owners will agree that the single best part of keeping chickens is walking down to the coop each morning to collect eggs. How do you get chickens to lay eggs? I normally have anywhere from 8-10 fresh warm eggs waiting for me every morning, and the family loves eating them for breakfast! […]

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Black Chicken Eggs

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You may have seen the beautiful black chicken eggs circulating the internet alongside a strikingly gorgeous all-black chicken and wondered, “Where can I get one?” Ebony-colored chicken eggs in your basket, on your social media feed, and of course, as a hard-boiled egg on the counter are the things chicken-lovers dream about. And, I hate […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Double Yolk Eggs: Causes, Safety and Other Egg Laying Anomalies

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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, along with many other egg abnormalities. The odds of a double […]

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Do I Need a Rooster for Hens to Lay Eggs?

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I am always surprised when I’m asked this question. I suppose it’s a logical question for those not too familiar with poultry. Do I need a Rooster for hens to lay eggs? A rooster does serve a couple of useful purposes to the flock which can be a good thing for the hens and keeper […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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