What Causes Deformed Chicken Eggs and Other Egg Abnormalities? - Backyard PoultryEgg abnormalities and deformed chicken eggs occur with almost every breed of hen at some point in her egg laying career. Eggs laid by non-commercially bred hens vary considerably in size, shape, and color. People who have a small flock of backyard chickens with several different chicken breeds can learn to recognize eggs from each hen.
Why Have My Chickens Stopped Laying Eggs? - Backyard Poultry One day you have a flock of hens merrily clucking away, producing farm-fresh eggs to beat the band. The next day you go to the coop to find ... nothing. Not an egg to be found. You wonder. Why have my chickens stopped laying? Is it something you said?
Beginner's Equipment Guide to Raising Chickens for Eggs - Backyard Poultry What is the best bedding for chickens won't be the only question you have as you set up your first brooder. As you await the arrival of your new chicks, you will most likely be researching what you will need. Raising chickens for eggs is not that complicated.
Thin Eggshells Are More Likely to Let Bacteria In - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites Sunny side up, over easy or hard boiled? Think about the last time you made eggs. Did the shell break in a crisp, perfect line or was the crack more of a crumble and shatter? If it was the first, your eggshells are strong and protective.
3 Tips to Help Hens Lay Eggs That Are Fresh & Healthy - Backyard PoultryAdd to Favorites By Mikelle Roeder, Ph.D., flock nutritionist for Purina Animal Nutrition - Raising backyard chickens should be fun. You provide your hens a chicken coop, care and quality feeds. They provide you nutritious eggs and undeniable companionship. But what's the best strategy for helping hens lay eggs that are fresh and healthy for your family?