The New Hampshire Red is typically lighter reddish-orange colored than a Rhode Island Red, which should be deep mahogany. Modern-day New Hampshire Red hens can lay an average of 170-200 eggs annually.
Outlined below is a 12 step course of action to successfully recover from a chicken addiction.
Admit you are powerless over chickens and chicken related items.
Believe that only a power greater than ourselves could keep us from buying more chickens.
Amanda gives us a recap of the 2019 Ohio National Poultry show in Columbus, Ohio. With over 2200 entries, the Ohio National is one of the largest in the US.
Today the Presidential turkey pardon is an annual American tradition that is celebrated every Thanksgiving. Many people wonder how this odd tradition came to be. Let’s dive into the history of how the President got involved with giving one turkey a second chance each November on the White House lawn.
Explore our team members’ top 3 favorite breeds and why they love them so much.
Our very own, Social Media Guru, Sarah, is here to tell us about how to keep multiple roosters in a flock! Come see how she does it!
Still have a ton of eggs coming in and nothing to do with them? We came up with a few recipes that would be a hit at the next graduation party or family outing that you attend!
Having troubles with predators in your chicken coop? Learn how to tell which predator is likely getting your chickens and how to prevent future attacks
An important part of raising chickens is by checking over your chickens periodically to make sure that everything is healthy. By understanding the symptoms of things that go awry, you can be in a better position to help fix an issue before it gets worse.
Standard breeds of chickens are broken down into six different classes and known as American, Asiatic, Continental, English, Mediterranean, and Standards
Are you having a hard time deciding what breed of duck would work best for your homesteading needs? Check out this blog comparing common breeds offered.
In this Coop Tour, Amanda and Marie from the Meyer Hatchery CSR Remote Team, shows us Marie’s Extreme Edition Farmstead Brooding inside a high tunnel.
It’s no secret that raising your chickens, whether for eggs, meat or both, can be an expensive undertaking. Some of us may have started our chicken-keeping adventure with the thought of saving money on grocery store eggs and/or meat but quickly figured out it is hard to compete with the mass production prices. You may be like me and hesitate to calculate how much you have spent on your flock, for fear of sticker shock!
There are so many egg recipes out there for your farm fresh eggs, but sometimes you want to try something a bit different. A great recipe to try, and really amaze your family and friends is cured egg yolks. Many thoughts come to mind with cured egg yolks, is it safe, how will it taste, is this hard to do? Well not only are cured eggs really easy to make, but they also taste amazing, really celebrating the egg yolk, and it’s deep flavor. Here is a simple recipe for making these wonderful treats.
Diatomaceous Earth has long been known for its pest-repelling qualities. Even though it is a very fine powder and soft to our touch, on a microscopic level it is very abrasive and actually cuts the exoskeletons of insects. The damage to their protective exoskeleton is enough to dry out and kill the insect.
Everything that I read boasted about the amazing taste of the heritage turkey breeds and their great foraging abilities. So naturally, I needed to give them a try. Due to the minimum order requirement of 20 for heritage turkey breeds and not wanting quite so many turkeys I split an order with a fellow Meyer Hatchery Remote team member, Sarah. For my portion of the order, I received six Bourbon Red, three Black Spanish, and three Midget White. Sarah’s order included three Chocolate, three Royal Palm, three Blue Slate, and three Narragansett.
Attention all chicken enthusiasts! Do you enjoy reading or learning about chickens? If so please be sure to check out what I call my top 10 chicken reads! I have selected a wide variety of books that cover anything and everything chicken related from identification, health, handling, and raising, showing and even cooking.
In this coop tour, Amanda and Sarah from the Customer Service Remote Team are at Sarah’s farm to show you their new heritage turkey poults and give you a tour of Sarah’s coops.