Chicken Egg Quality Issues

Chicken Egg Quality Issues

Chicken Egg Quality Issues From time to time, a hen may lay a weird egg. Often the issue has to do with the quality of the shell and it may or may not be able to be corrected. On rare occasions, an entire flock may have issues with the quality of all eggs that are...
Rhode Island Red vs. New Hampshire Red

Rhode Island Red vs. New Hampshire Red

Rhode Island Red Vs. New Hampshire Red As a member of the customer service team at Meyer Hatchery, we are occasionally asked to raise poultry for photoshoots, blogs, etc. When asked if someone would be interested in raising Rhode Island Reds and New Hampshire Reds for...
Best Chicken Breeds For Foraging & Free Ranging

Best Chicken Breeds For Foraging & Free Ranging

Best Chicken Breeds For Foraging & Free Ranging  Chickens as a species are natural-born foragers with an instinct to constantly be on the search for bugs, grass, and other tasty morsels in their surroundings. Regardless of breed, chickens will always be happy to...
Broody Hens & Winter

Broody Hens & Winter

Broody Hens & Winter The outside temperature is dropping, you are doing the cold-weather preparation for your coop, and then a very determined hen decides she would like to go broody and sit on eggs. This poor hen seems to be oblivious to the chilly temperatures...