Breed Spotlight: The Orpington

Breed Spotlight: The Orpington

Breed Spotlight: The Orpington Orpingtons have always been a family favorite because of their friendly nature and cuddly appearance. Created in the 1800s to be the ideal dual-purpose breed, the Orpington continues to delight flock owners with their charming...
Dealing With Poultry Mites

Dealing With Poultry Mites

Dealing With Poultry Mites Mites. Just the word gives me the feeling of creepy crawlies. Chickens can become infested with many different types of external parasites, and mites might just be one of the worst. A mite infestation can cause health problems for a flock,...
Can My Chickens Make Me Sick?

Can My Chickens Make Me Sick?

Can My Chickens Make Me Sick? The safety of our flock and our own family is always a top priority when it comes to most chicken keepers. Here at Meyer Hatchery, we have a lot of customers asking us about keeping chickens around small children, and what precautions...
All About Egg Shell Color In Chickens

All About Egg Shell Color In Chickens

All About Egg Shell Color In Chickens Have you ever seen a photo of an egg basket that contained eggs of all shades of brown, green, blue, and white? If you’re like me, you may not have even known that eggs come in other colors besides brown and white before owning...
What Is A Cornish Game Hen?

What Is A Cornish Game Hen?

What Is A Cornish Game Hen? What is a Cornish Game Hen? This term invokes a scene in my head of a vast castle hall, full of fashionable royalty and a table full of a feast of roast chickens. Even if the term invokes a similar thought for you or not, the designation is...