Author Archives: Meghan H

Things You Never Thought You’d Say or Do Until Owning Chickens…

One of my favorite early chickening stories is that of my then 4 year old son, Bryce, whom I had just put to bed. A few minutes later I hear the screams and I ran in expecting the worst… “Moooooooooom! Sparkles pooped on my pillow!!!!!” For those of you who do not know who Sparkes is, she was a beautiful Silver Laced Wyandotte, the family favorite. So…. what did I do that I never thought I would before owning chickens? I made the house rule: No chickens in bed!

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Deviled Egg Recipes and Tips

With Easter coming up this weekend, there’s sure to be your fair share of hard-boiled eggs. A few years ago, fellow team member, Elise, suggested a Deviled Egg contest for the boys. This is a tradition that her family had followed for many years, and has been our family tradition since as well. This year, I reached out to the

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January is National Soup Month, Here’s a Few Meyer Hatchery Favorites

January… When I think of January, I think of the new year, cold, snow, winter, hot chocolate, curling up in front of the fireplace… but did you also know that January was National Soup Month? Well, soup certainly is a nice warm contrast to the bitter cold of the outside. In celebration of National Soup Month, you might want to try one of these favorites from the Meyer Hatchery crew.

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Divide and Conquer

It was time to divide and conquer the new breeder house…literally! Each breed requires its own pen to be sure like varieties are mating only with one another. This house holds 27 breeds, so, we would need enough pens to keep them separate. Down one side, we planned for large pens for our larger flocks, like Easter Eggers, Dominiques, and

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