Category Archives: Eggs

Cleaning and Storing Your Chickens’ Freshly Laid Eggs

Cleaning 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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What Are Pullet Eggs?

A pullet is a hen who is under one year and has only been laying an egg for about a few months.  Generally pullets will lay their first egg between week 18 and 24, however, depending on the time of year you receive your chicks, this may take a little bit longer.  A pullet will lay this smaller sized egg for about 4 weeks before they start to get bigger.

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Egg Glut: Angel Food Cake Recipe

If you have chickens there is no reason to buy an inferior, preservative filled cake at the store when they are so simple to make at home. They call for just a few ingredients (cake flour, sugar, eggs, salt, cream of tartar, vanilla) and very little prep. A good angel food is light and airy and divine, and fewer more perfect vehicles can be found for good whipped cream and berries.

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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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How Are Hatching Eggs Packed for Safe Shipping?

Over the years, we’ve chatted with many of you about your experiences with broody hens hatching out chicks of their own, and also with those of you who are experienced with hatching your own chicks in an incubator. Did you know that Meyer Hatchery sells and ships hatching eggs specifically for your broody hen or incubator? What a fun way

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