The whoooooole point of raising chickens is for the awesome chicken eggs. Home grown chicken eggs are more colorful and vibrant, which means they are jammed full of nutrition. Orange yolks! Yeah! We know our birds were treated well because we raised them. We grow our own food and are reducing our dependence on sometimes […]
Most people get into chicken keeping lured in by the promise of fresh eggs (then they discover there is more to love than just eggs)! So how can you ensure you make the most of your backyard egg makers?
We’ll take a look at 10 common laying issues chicken owners may run across, along with possible explanations–including double yolked eggs, very tiny eggs, wrinkled eggs, and thin-shelled eggs.
Fresh eggs, is there anything better? Not in my book! But when you first start raising hens for some backyard fresh eggs there can be some confusion over cleaning, storing and determining the freshness of those delicious eggs. Today I hope to share just about everything you need to know about your farm fresh eggs! […]
Last year was our first winter with chickens. After losing a few to a hawk over the summer, we began the cold season with 17 hens… and ended it with only 12. Seemed like every week we lost a chicken. At least, it felt that way. And, of all things, they were dying from being […]
Eggs are one of the best sources of protein available to us. Raising hens for eggs means that you have easy access to one of the few high quality affordable sources of protein. Another reason to say nothing beats poultry farming in your backyard! Did you know that there are 12 essential vitamins, minerals and […]