Last summer you were undone by the chicken math, and for months you have been feeding your ravenous flock of tiny velociraptors through the winter with barely an egg in sight. Maybe you have even been forced to (gasp!) buy eggs at the grocery store, but longer days are here and, with them, comes the inevitable overrun of egg laying.Read more
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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.
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.Read more
Find out if blood spots or meat spots in your fresh eggs are OK to eat.Read more
To make your egg dye: add 4 tablespoons of white vinegar, 1 teaspoon of salt and your natural ingredients, to a quart mason jar. Next add some boiling water to fill up your mason jar. Repeat with every jar. Allow your jars to sit 12-24 hours. After you have let your jar sit, use a strainer and drain the mason jar, reserving the liquid. Note, when draining the turmeric use a fine mesh strainer.Read more
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 wayRead more
In November, Meyer Hatchery’s Customer Service team member Marie Nichols attended the GrowNextGen ChickQuest training seminar in Columbus, Ohio. Chick Quest is a third-grade classroom curriculum designed by educationprojects.org that gives teachers the tools to incorporate a life cycles unit into their instruction. The program engages students in a variety of hands-on activities, including the experience of incubating and hatchingRead more