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 […]
If you have been raising your chickens up since they were itty, bitty day old chicks you may be wondering when you will get your first egg. Chickens usually start to lay at a few months old (it can be longer for some breeds). Learn the 3 important signs to look for that will tell […]
Why are some eggs different colors? How do the shells get their shade? How are blue eggs made? Join The Not So Modern Housewife as she delves into the origins of eggs and their shells.
Not sure where to start with your nest boxes? Try these simple DIY plans to help you build your own! Using only one 4′ x 8′ sheet of plywood, you can make four nest boxes for your coop, so both you and your chickens will be happy. Your hens have a natural nesting instinct and […]
Even people who don’t keep chickens are familiar with the egg song. Everyone knows the “bawk bawk” sound that chickens make! For us chicken keepers, it’s known as the egg song and it truly is music to our ears! But what does the egg song mean? Why do chickens “sing” it?
Flea market finds often have many uses on a hobby farm. I found a double box originally meant for fruit and turned it into a nesting box for the hens.