Category: Eggs

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 »

The Pros and Cons of Eating Egg Whites

whipped egg whites in bowl with whisk and egg shell

In our last blog post, we explained the secret behind egg yolk color. In that very post, we touched on the nutritional benefits of eating egg yolks. But what about egg whites? There are many people who eat only egg whites and take out the yolk, assuming that this is the healthiest thing to do…. Read more »

The Secret Behind Egg Yolk Color

Woman hands breaking an egg to separate egg- white and yolks and egg shells at the background

When you crack open an egg, the first thing you notice is the yolk. But have you ever wondered why some egg yolks are light yellow and others a deep orange? Some people believe it has to do with the breed of the chicken, others with the nutrients in their diet. However, both are wrong…. Read more »

10 Useful Ways to Use Up Eggshells

eggshells in a bowl on a table

When you crack an egg, what do you do with the shell? If you’re like most people, you likely throw it out without another thought. But your chickens worked hard to make those shells, so take advantage of it! Eggshells have a variety of uses that can help your chickens and yourself. Here are some… Read more »

What Causes Wrinkly Eggs?

wrinkly eggs

You’re collecting your hens’ eggs for the day when you notice something you’ve never seen before: a wrinkly egg. While not particularly common, wrinkled eggs can occur especially from older layers. Understandably, chicken owners will have plenty of questions about these wrinkly eggs and what causes them. Thankfully, we have answers. Infectious Bronchitis Infectious bronchitis… Read more »

How to Sell Your Backyard Chicken Eggs

man and woman selling eggs and produce at a farmers market

There are many rewards to raising backyard chickens. One of those rewards is getting a fresh supply of eggs each day. However, depending on how many chickens you have, you may have too many eggs than you know what to do with. While you have many options in front of you for unloading your extra… Read more »

What Are the Different Chicken Egg Sizes?

fresh eggs in basket

When you head to the grocery store, you’ll likely see many varieties of eggs. You’ll see white eggs and brown eggs, cage-free and pasture-raised, and more. Another distinction you’ll notice is the size of the eggs. Chicken eggs can come in many sizes, but the USDA recognizes only six weight classes. Read on to learn… 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 Ultimate Egg Buying Guide

chicken eggs in carton

You’re in the grocery store and a column of egg cartons stand before you. You see various words and phrases etched onto the cartons like Grade A or Free-Range. When you open the carton, some eggs are white, while others a soft brown. Many people just pick up the first carton of eggs they find,… Read more »

Chicken Eggs vs. Duck Eggs

bowl of chicken eggs and duck eggs

For many Americans, an egg or two in the morning is a classic breakfast staple. Whether they’re scrambled, over-easy, or mixed in with a quiche, most of the eggs we use come from chickens. And granted, chicken eggs are certainly nutritious and tasty. Nevertheless, more and more people are now discovering the benefits of duck… Read more »