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How To Make Egg Drop Soup

How To Make Egg Drop Soup

Basically, Egg Drop Soup is a rich herbed chicken broth with ribbons of whipped eggs and a simple garnish with some fresh chives. It’s a simple, humble dish that has tons of warmth and flavor. The best thing about this soup is how easy it is to make.

Winter Chicken Keeping Tips

Winter Chicken Keeping Tips

Customers frequently ask if their coop needs a heat source during the winter. The answer is no. The important thing is to keep the drafts down on your girls while protecting them from the winds and precipitation. They need to be kept dry and have access to fresh water and feed.

Breed Spotlight: New Hampshire Red

Breed Spotlight: New Hampshire Red

The New Hampshire Red is typically lighter reddish-orange colored than a Rhode Island Red, which should be deep mahogany. Modern-day New Hampshire Red hens can lay an average of 170-200 eggs annually.

12 Steps For The Chicken Addict

12 Steps For The Chicken Addict

Outlined below is a 12 step course of action to successfully recover from a chicken addiction.
Admit you are powerless over chickens and chicken related items.
Believe that only a power greater than ourselves could keep us from buying more chickens.

Oatmeal Flock Breakfast Recipe

Oatmeal Flock Breakfast Recipe

Even though there are differing opinions on the value of giving our hens a warm bowl of oatmeal for a winter breakfast, there’s no denying that it makes us feel better to see them gobble up a treat. We came up with a more balanced treat to serve up for your flock when the outside temperature plummets.

Coop Ventilation and Why it is Important

Coop Ventilation and Why it is Important

Ventilation is important year-round. In the summer months, it helps keep your birds cool and their coop air ammonia-free. In the winter months, it helps prevent frostbite. Did you know ammonia is lighter than air? Providing proper ventilation up high in your coop allows ammonia to escape easily.

The Twelve Days Of Chicks-mas

The Twelve Days Of Chicks-mas

The Twelve Days Of Chicks-masHere's a funny little chicken breed themed Christmas carol that some of the Meyer Hatchery staff put together for you. We hope it gives you a smile this holiday season. Sing along with the lyrics below! [Verse 1] On the first day of...

Cold Weather Chicken Care

Cold Weather Chicken Care

You may be wondering how to take care of your chickens in the winter and if it is going to get too cold for them to keep warm, especially at night. Chickens can handle reasonably cold temperatures and will be able to handle more than you may think! Here are a few Dos and Don’ts for winter.

Brooding Chicks in the Winter Months

Brooding Chicks in the Winter Months

Most people think spring when they think about brooding chicks, but it is possible to brood chicks in the winter months, even if you live where winters are cold. Brooding chicks in December or January means you will have ready-to-lay pullets by April or May. There are a few special considerations you should plan for when brooding your winter chicks, but it can be done.

Branchline Farms Coop Tour

Branchline Farms Coop Tour

Meyer Hatchery Coop Tour of Branchline Farms located in Wellington, OH. Unique in their larger capacity set-up, housing 400 chickens, you can find Branchline Farms in two Cleveland Area restaurants and at the Dayton, OH market!

Thanksgiving DIY Placemats

Thanksgiving DIY Placemats

Thanksgiving is almost here! Now is the time to plan and decide on how you would like your Holiday table to look. Why not celebrate the turkey and make some homemade burlap turkey placemats

Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Pumpkin pie! One of the staples for any Thanksgiving dessert table. Amanda shares her family’s favorite recipe, and we hope it will become one of your family’s favorites too!

Turkey Recipes For You To Try

Turkey Recipes For You To Try

Turkey is the staple and highlight of Thanksgiving. Whether you grow out and finish your own turkey from Meyer Hatchery or purchase one from the grocery store, we want to provide you with delicious recipes that are sure to savor any flavor.

History of the Presidential Turkey Pardon

History of the Presidential Turkey Pardon

Today the Presidential turkey pardon is an annual American tradition that is celebrated every Thanksgiving. Many people wonder how this odd tradition came to be. Let’s dive into the history of how the President got involved with giving one turkey a second chance each November on the White House lawn.