You can certainly use plain hot tap water to wash the eggs, but I have found the Incredible Egg Washer kit to be a much more effective and efficient way to clean the eggs. Since I have a large flock and gather about 60 eggs a day, I was spending about 30 minutes hand washing each egg at my kitchen sink.Read more
Category Archives: chickens
Dual purpose chickens are a great addition to any flock. A dual purpose breed is one that lays eggs consistently as well as being a breed that can be a meat provider. Dual purpose breeds are commonly a heavy breed, and are hardy as well. Here are some excellent dual purpose chicken breeds.Read more
For many small farm owners, having a steady supply of eggs is one of the top reasons for owning a flock of backyard chickens. We want to highlight three of our top-producing layer breeds for you to consider adding to your flock. One of the highest producing layer breeds that we currently raise at Meyer Hatchery is the Golden Buff.Read more
There are several reasons why you may experience a decrease in your flock’s egg production. Most of the reasons fall into a few broad categories: hen health, age and nutrition or environmental factors. Let’s explore some of the most common reasons why hens slow down or stop laying eggs altogether.Read more
Whether you are new to chicken keeping or a seasoned veteran, chances are you have heard the term chicken math. Chances are even higher than you have calculated some of your own chicken math, even if you were not aware of it!Read more
I’m absolutely in love with having a few roosters in my flock. If you live in an area where roosters are allowed, I want to persuade you to keep one in your flock too. Here are the top 3 reasons why I keep a rooster around (or three!).Read more
Looking for a chicken breed that would make a great backyard pet? Check out these 5 Best Chicken Breeds for Backyard Pets.
The Buff Orpington is a great dual purpose breed. They are known for their “fluffy” appearance as well as a gentle demeanor. Buff Orpingtons are a heavy breed, with good egg production, and are cold hardy. They are friendly, and affectionate, which makes them a great choice for children.