Category: Eggs

What Does It Mean When You Find Blood Spots in Eggs?

What Does It Mean When You Find Blood Spots in Eggs?

When you first start raising chickens, you may notice that the eggs you receive from your hens aren’t quite as uniform as the ones you’re used to buying in a grocery store. That’s because commercially-sold eggs are inspected and sorted before they’re shipped to ensure all the eggs in a carton appear roughly the same…. Read more »

How Often Do Chickens Lay Eggs?

How Often Do Chickens Lay Eggs?

Perhaps the primary reason for raising backyard chickens is having a fresh supply of eggs on your table every day. However, when you’re new to raising chickens, you may be asking yourself one question: how often will my hens lay eggs? Unfortunately, there is no clear-cut answer.  The short answer Frankly, there is no short… Read more »

How to Stop Your Chickens from Eating Eggs

How to Stop Your Chickens From Eating Eggs

Have you caught your chickens eating their eggs? It’s a common, but serious problem that plagues many flocks, and the longer that you let it go on, the harder it is to stop. Here we discuss why chickens eat their eggs, and what you can do to stop it.  Why are my chickens eating their… Read more »

How to Wash Freshly Laid Eggs

How to Wash Freshly Laid Eggs

One of the best things about raising backyard chickens is having a supply of freshly laid eggs in your kitchen at all times. However, if you want to take advantage of that supply, you must take care of your chickens’ eggs properly. This includes washing them and storing them for when you finally need them…. Read more »

What You Need to Know About Colored Chicken Eggs

What You Need to Know Abotu Colored Chicken Eggs

If you walk into your local grocery store, you’ll notice that most eggs have white-colored shells. However, did you know that there are multiple variations of egg colors? In fact, colored eggs are commonly found in backyard coops. Before you start your collection, there is some vital information to understand: The Science Behind the Color… Read more »

Cage-Free vs. Free-Range Eggs: What’s the Difference?

Cage-Free vs. Free-Range Eggs: What's the Difference?

You’re in the grocery store and you grab a carton of eggs. You look at the label and see the word “cage-free.” Then you look at another carton of eggs and see “free-range.” Both terms appear to mean the same thing, but in fact they’re quite different. They’re also quite misleading, as these terms create… Read more »

How to Store Freshly Laid Eggs

How to Store Freshly Laid Eggs

Part of the joy of having backyard chickens is having fresh eggs. While it’s great to take those eggs and use them that very morning, what do you do if you want to use them at a later date? Here we go through everything you need to know in order to properly store your chickens’… Read more »

How to Strengthen Your Chickens’ Eggs

How to Strengthen Your Chickens' Eggshells

There’s nothing quite like using fresh eggs in your kitchens. It’s one of the reasons why people start raising backyard chickens in the first place. However, as you’re collecting the most recent batch of eggs, you may notice some of them have softer shells (some may even be shell-less). There are a number of different… Read more »

The Meaning Behind Different Colored Chicken Eggs

When you purchase a dozen eggs from the grocery store, all of the eggs are typically the same color. You might get a dozen white eggs or a dozen brown in your carton. But when you take a look at the eggs that are laid by your personal chickens, you will notice that they are… Read more »

The CDC Says People With Egg Allergies Can Now Get Flu Shots

Girl Holding Buff Orpington Chicken

Have you been putting off getting a flu shot this year? If you have an egg allergy, you may have heard that it’s not safe to receive your seasonal flu shot. That’s because flu vaccines are manufactured in a process using chicken eggs, which leaves trace amounts of the protein ovalbumin in the vaccine. Until… Read more »