It’s World Egg Day today so we are starting the day here at farmingfriends.com with an egg for breakfast. World Egg Day was first established in 1996 and was done to raise awareness of the benefits of eggs and their importance in human nutrition. Over the years we have been lucky enough to sample hen, … Read more World Egg Day 2019
I am often asked what does a pipped egg means. A pipped egg is when the chick is beginning to hatch and a crack forms in the egg shell where the chick is breaking through the egg membrane and shell. The chick pecks at the inside of the egg and the shell cracks and then … Read more What Does A Pipped Egg Mean?
Here is a set of instructions for how to incubate hen eggs in an incubator without an automatic egg turner. Collect 6 to 12 fertile hen eggs. Store with the pointed end of egg facing down. Plug in the incubator the day before adding eggs to make sure it is working. Add water to the … Read more How To Incubate Hen Eggs In An Incubator Without An Automatic Egg Turner
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 … Read more Double Yolked Eggs – Are Double Yolks On The Increase?
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 … Read more Why Do Hens Eat Eggs?
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 … Read more Tips For Peeling Hard Boiled Quail Eggs
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 … Read more Should You Wash Eggs Before Incubating?
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” Hi 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 … Read more Can You Move Unhatched Hen Eggs?
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 … Read more Where To Get License To Sell Duck Eggs In Northern Indiana
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: omelettes pancakes poaching scrambling If you enjoy a fry up or a boiled egg for breakfast then a duck egg is a good … Read more Ducks Eggs Can Be Eaten