sara | August 30, 2010
I have read that double yolked hen eggs are caused by two eggs separating from the birds ovary at the same time and joining into one egg!
I would like to know if double yolks are on the increase. I rarely get a double yolk duck, hen, guinea fowl or quail egg. Occasionally we have had [...]
sara | June 20, 2010
I am often asked why hens eat their eggs.
Egg eating can begin when a hen finds a broken egg.
They get a taste for the eggs, they really love the egg yolk and I wonder if this has nutrients in it that they crave.
Sometimes they do it out of boredom.
Here are some tips to try to [...]
sara | May 20, 2010
I have been asked if there is an easy way to peel hard boiled quail eggs so here are a few tips to try:
* Older eggs peel more easily.
* Put eggs in fridge once cool and then they peel abit easier.
* Put the eggs into vinegar for 12 hours and the shell disintegrates and then [...]
sara | April 5, 2010
I am often asked if you should wash eggs before incubating and there is a debate as to whether you should or not.
Many poultry/waterfowl/gamebird breeders don’t think you should wash them:
* If you wash them you can wash bacteria into the egg as the shells are porous. It is not advisable to wash eggs before [...]
sara | December 30, 2009
I have been asked if you can you move unhatched hen eggs.
“Can you move unhatched chook eggs to another location like another nesting spot or coup. Coral”
Thanks for your question. I don’t have experience of moving unhatched hen eggs myself but I have tried to move guinea fowl eggs when the guinea fowl hen [...]
sara | November 30, 2009
I was recently emailed and asked about where to get a license to sell duck eggs in Northern Indiana.
“I have a small flock of Khaki Campbell ducks. I am wanting to sell the eggs. I know that I will need a license to sell them. I live in Northern Indiana, U.S. How do I obtain [...]
sara | November 2, 2009
I am often asked if you can eat duck eggs. The answer is definately yes. Duck eggs can be used in the same way as hen eggs.
They are particularly good for:
If you enjoy a fry up or a boiled egg for breakfast then a duck egg is a good substitute for a hen egg [...]
sara | October 11, 2009
For the final day of British Egg Week (5th-11th October 2009) I thought I would share how to hard boil an egg.
Put the eggs (still in their shells) into boiling water and boil for 10 minutes. Try not to over cook for more than 10 minutes as the eggs may be discoloured. Put the eggs immediately [...]
sara | October 10, 2009
This week is British Egg Week (5th-11th October 2009), so I thought I would share with you how to make scrambled eggs.
Use half an ounce of margarine or butter and 1 tablespoon of milk per egg. Crack the eggs (2-4 eggs per person depending on size of eggs and appetite of person!) into a bowl [...]
sara | October 9, 2009
It is British Egg Week (5th-11th October 2009) and did you know that a recent survey found that 17% of those surveyed struggle to boil an egg.
A soft boiled egg has a firm white and runny yolk. Soft Boiled Eggs can be cooked in a number of ways.
You can plunge the eggs (still in their [...]