How To Help Keep Chickens Laying Eggs In Winter

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According to the chicken experts at Silver Lake Farms chickens can stop laying eggs for a variety of reasons such as stress, lack of nutrition, insufficient light, old age, or because they are molting. It’s also completely normal for chickens to stop laying eggs in winter. Why Chickens Stop Laying During The Winter The biggest […]

How Many Eggs Does A Chicken Lay In a Lifetime?

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You’ve got your coop all set up, a fenced in run for the chickens to roam around in and get fresh air and stretch their wings. You even have their nesting boxes all put together and installed inside the coop. Now bring on the eggs! And don’t worry…the eggs are coming. And there will be […]

5 Popular Chicken Breeds That Lay Brown Eggs

Chicken Breeds That Lay Brown Eggs Did you know that all eggs start out white when they are inside a chicken? This is true even for chicken breeds that lay brown eggs. It is not until the eggs pass through the hen’s uterus, also known as the “egg painting station”, that they get their pigmentation […]

5 Chicken Breeds That Lay White Eggs

Chicken Breeds That Lay White Eggs If you prefer white eggs and are looking for chicken breeds that lay beautiful white eggs, there are many breeds to choose from. As a matter of fact, you might even be doing yourself a favor by choosing chicken breeds that lay white eggs, because the “painting” process of […]

6 Best Egg Laying Chicken Breeds (For Beginners)

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If you have a backyard, you can raise chickens. Not only are chickens fun, quirky, and entertaining, they can provide a valuable service by laying fresh eggs daily.  The Washington Post reports that there has been a huge spike in orders for chickens. This is due to a lack of eggs in stores and because […]

Can You Hatch A Store Bought Egg? (Everything You Need To Know)

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Can You Hatch A Store Bought Egg? If you’re hoping to bring a dozen eggs home from the supermarket and hatch some baby chicks, I’m sorry to tell you that it’s probably not going to happen. There have been some very rare instances where people picked up fresh eggs at a store and managed to […]

How Many Nesting Boxes Per Chicken (A Guide To Nesting Boxes)

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How Many Nesting Boxes Per Chicken While there is no set formula for how many nesting boxes you need, it will depend on the size and breed of your chickens. With that said, the average consensus for large birds is that the best number of nesting boxes you need is one box for every 3 […]

Chicken Stop Laying? How To Get Chickens to Lay Eggs Again

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Tips On How To Get Chickens To Start Laying Let’s face it. There is nothing better than going out and collecting fresh eggs and then cracking them open into a frying pan. The glorious, plump orange yokes are better than a ray of morning sunshine. Just when you think you have a good handle on […]

7 Tips How to Stop Chickens from Eating Eggs (And Why They Do It)

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How to Stop Chickens from Eating Their Own Eggs It’s a chicken owners’ nightmare. You walk out to your coop to feed, water, and gather your eggs. It’s a gorgeous, sunny day, and your girls are busy chasing down bugs and scratching for hidden titbits. A smile creases your face as you gaze upon your […]