The days are getting shorter, football season has arrived and before long winter will be upon us. Is your chicken coop ready? Here’s a list of things I do to prepare my laying flock and their housing for the cold months ahead.Read more
Monthly Archives: September 2018
Cleaning is not always necessary, as freshly laid eggs have a protective layer called the “bloom”, that seals out bacteria and allows the eggs to last longer outside of the refrigerator. Consider this when deciding where you’ll be storing them.
Always try to provide fresh bedding for your hens to help keep eggs cleaner (and keep your girls happier also!) Fresh bedding will not always guarantee cleanliness, but will give you a better probability.
Meyer Hatchery is proud to share Lisa’s passion for backyard chickens and has invited Lisa to visit us! Lisa Steele will be at Meyer Hatchery on September 24, 2018 for a book signing of all her current publications, as well as offering an exclusive pre-release of her newest book, 101 Chicken Hacks.Read more
A pullet is a hen who is under one year and has only been laying an egg for about a few months. Generally pullets will lay their first egg between week 18 and 24, however, depending on the time of year you receive your chicks, this may take a little bit longer. A pullet will lay this smaller sized egg for about 4 weeks before they start to get bigger.Read more