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It is a common occurrence in egg-laying-chickendom that hens slow down or cease laying eggs in winter. Shorter days resulting in less daylight would make anyone sluggish and long to take a break from the daily grind. If you have a strong reliance on eggs, this season in a hen’s life can be worrisome. However, […]Read more »
In this incubation guide, I will take you through the common terms, temperatures, times, and humidity levels for common, assorted backyard poultry. Often times, when people new to hatching are researching how to carry out the process, seasoned breeders will throw out terms that perhaps not everyone is familiar with. Hopefully this will act […]Read more »
We have all heard how amazing the incredible edible egg is for us to eat, but what about for external uses? There are so many great all-natural beauty products available on market today. Many of them come with a hefty price tag to boot. What if I told you, stop buying them? It’s not […]Read more »
I am sooooooooo excited to share this with you! Homemade Eggnog y’all! Home.Made.Eggnog. Rich aaaaand thick… this stuff is good! My Dad and I are the only ones in our family that like eggnog, so I guess that’s why I have only been exposed to the stuff you buy in a carton. Now, don’t get […]Read more »
The first snowfall of the season happened the other day. Although beautiful to me, it was a bit of a shock to the new girls in the chicken coop. When I opened the door to let the chickens out in the morning, none of them eagerly came out as they normally would. In this picture, […]Read more »
As we head into the fall and winter months my chickens are laying eggs left and right. So much so, I have an overabundance of eggs piling up in my ‘egg-stra’ refrigerator. On average, I collect 10-12 eggs per day from the 13 hens currently laying. Four additional pullets have yet to produce but at […]Read more »
Chicken collecting is a hard habit to break. Especially when there are so many varieties to choose from. Often, people start the chicken venture with the idea that it would be great to have a couple of daily egg layers. Then they realize what a pleasure it is to own chickens and they get a […]Read more »
Daylight hours decrease and cooler weather approaches as Autumn settles in all around us. As you can see in this picture, some of the trees are bare, and so are the nesting boxes. Fall is a common time for molting chickens and fewer (or no) eggs. Even other chicken owners that usually sell eggs have covered […]Read more »
I feel like sometimes the Leghorn is an overlooked breed. With so many fancy breeds to choose from, a plain, typical, all white bird that lays a white egg is somewhat mundane when compared to Frizzles, Silkies, Polish, or some of the beautiful colors and feather patterns available. But if you’re looking for […]Read more »
Chickens have been domesticated for thousands of years and dozens of beautiful breeds have been developed. Some “dual-purpose” breeds like Rhode Island Reds or Barred Rocks lay a good number of eggs and also put on weight well for meat. But MOTHER’S mini-coop (page 38 in this issue) is designed specifically for egg production by […]Read more »