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 | September 4, 2009
Having hens, ducks, guinea fowl and quail on the farm, means that we regularly have an abundance of eggs to use up.
Here is a list of recipes using eggs:
Asparagus And Soft Boiled Guinea Fowl Eggs Recipe
Avocado And Egg Mayonnaise
Blueberry Baked French Toast Recipe From Helene At Once Upon A Pine
Cauliflower Cheese With Bacon And Quail [...]
sara | August 25, 2009
I received this question about runny egg whites.
I keep a few free range hens,recently the whites of the eggs have become runny. Nothing has changed in any way, feed or conditions. Any idea what I can do? They just splash across the pan now when fried. Thanks. James
This was my response:
Hi James, Thank you for [...]
sara | July 29, 2009
I have been asked if my eggs are seasonal or if I have eggs all year round.
Do you have eggs all the year round. Or are they seasonal? If so, how many months of the year do you have eggs for?
This is an interesting question.
I have free range hens and the hen eggs [...]
sara | June 23, 2009
A double yolked egg is an egg that has two yolks.
It is caused by two eggs separating from the ovary at the same time and joining into one egg.
Double yolked eggs can be fairly rare. They are sometimes produced by pullets in their first year of laying.
Double yolked eggs can be produced by any bird [...]
sara | October 11, 2008
A way to tell if a hen egg is fertilised and if a chick is growing inside is to candle the egg.
Candling is a way of checking the fertility of an egg and the development of the embryo, with the use of a light source in a darkened room. In a darkened room, carefully hold [...]
admin | October 20, 2007
The incubation period for chicken eggs is 21 days.
The temperature in the incubator for chicken eggs is 99.5 degrees fahrenheit.
The humidity level (wet bulb thermometer) for chicken eggs is 85-87 degrees fahrenheit.
Final Day Of Egg Rotation
The final day of egg rotation for chicken eggs is day 19.
Please note that all of this information is only a guide [...]