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Two Easter Egger chickens and their beautiful blue eggs have recently been putting smiles on our faces! We have come along way since we first embarked on our chicken raising venture, when we chose our first flock of chickens ‘blindly’, so to speak. Because it was recommended to us, our first flock was all golden […]Read more »
by Heather Nicholson of Scratch Cradle Are you getting more eggs in your basket? In spring as the day length increases, chickens will lay more frequently. Did you know that leg color, egg color, and behavior may change as well? Chickens lay fewer eggs in the winter and more in the spring and summer. As […]Read more »
by Heather Nicholson of Scratch Cradle Have you ever wondered what makes blue eggs blue or why a green egg layer might hatch from a blue or brown egg? Did you know that brown eggs are coated with a “paint” made from blood, and blue egg shells contain a chemical byproduct of bile? Read on […]Read more »
by Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick I had never witnessed one of my hens laying an egg until today and as luck would have it, I had my camera handy! I find the entire process of egg-laying fascinating and thought I’d share with you some of the more interesting, random facts I have learned […]Read more »