Author Archives: Marie N

Why Some “Blue” Feathered Chicken Breeds May Not Always Look Blue

One of the most enjoyable things about keeping chickens is the vast range of different colors and patterns that the chicken breeds can display, allowing us all to have a beautiful flock. But in a few breeds, the chick you receive in your flock may grow up to not resemble the breed’s photo on our website or in our catalog. Here’s an explanation of why the blue chicken breeds will also have black and splash chicks as possible color variations you may receive.

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Stoney Ridge Farmer Gets a Tour of Meyer Hatchery

Meyer Hatchery recently welcomed Josh the Stoney Ridge Farmer for a behind-the-scenes tour of the hatchery. The tour starts with our owner, Karen Meyer and a look at how our setting machines operate to incubate the eggs that hatch all of the chicks. After the eggs are incubated for 18 days, they then move into the hatcher, where the eggs will spend 3 days while the chicks inside make their final preparation for their hatch.

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Cleaning and Storing Your Chickens’ Freshly Laid Eggs

leaning 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.

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