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How Do Chickens Lay Eggs?

How Do Chickens Lay Eggs

“How do chickens lay eggs?” is a common question encountered by anyone who has kept hens without a rooster. It’s easy to laugh, but given chicks do come from eggs, the question isn’t widely off the mark. Also, as more of the global population lives in cities, humans have become less knowledgeable about where and … Read more

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How Do I Keep My Chickens Laying Year Round In 8 Ways

Winter is the annual R&R season for chickens. The shorter days signal their bodies to take a break and save energy so they can be in mint condition to get back into the swing of things when spring rolls around again. Of course, this means a dramatic reduction in the number of eggs they produce, … Read more

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How Often Do Chickens Lay Eggs? The Answer May Shock You

How Often Do Chickens Lay Eggs

Chickens are living creatures, so unlike tic-tac dispensers, their ability to pop out beautifully formed, healthy eggs are governed by their body’s natural cycle. How often do chickens lay eggs is the result of a complex recipe that includes factors like genetics, feed, age, stress, and even the weather. Many people assume that if you … Read more

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5 Chickens That Lay Green Eggs

chickens that lay green eggs

Would you have guessed that there are chickens that lay green eggs? Green eggs still have egg white and yellow inside, but the shell itself is green, and the color varies in intensity depending on what hybrid chicken produced the egg. Chickens that lay green eggs include the Favaucana, Easter Eggers, Olive Eggers, Isbar, and … Read more

Which Chickens Lay Blue Eggs?

which chickens lay blue eggs

Buying eggs in the store can be a pretty dull experience. In the United States, white eggs line the shelves. At the same time, brown eggs dominate the market in Europe and many other parts of the world. Yet chickens have a rainbow of colored egg offerings.  Owning hens that can produce eggs in another … Read more

Do Chickens Attract Rats and Mice?

Do Chickens Attract Rats and Mice

Backyard chickens are a growing trend, but homeowners’ associations are notorious for not allowing them. The most common justification for the ban is that chickens attract vermin, such as rats. Those in areas where backyard chickens are popular admit that mice and rats can become a problem from time to time. But attracting rats can … Read more

Is Keeping Chickens Cost Effective?

Is Keeping Chickens Cost Effective

On the surface, most farming activities seem to make financial sense, and great profits can be made. Farming chickens is one such venture that seems easy to manage and save money by ultimately becoming food self-sufficient. As with all proposals you may hear, it is important first to weigh up the possible downsides. While keeping … Read more

Will Chickens Ruin My Garden And How To Prevent It

Will Chickens ruin Your garden

If you’re thinking about getting chickens, you might be wondering if they’ll ruin your garden. Chickens are known for being curious and destructive creatures, so it’s understandable to be concerned. With the prevailing view that free-range chickens produce tastier, more nutritious eggs because they’re happier, you might be planning to allow them to have the … Read more

Can You Keep Rabbits With Chickens

can you keep rabbits with chickens

Homesteading is becoming increasingly popular, although space is often a limiting factor. Many people opt for chickens or rabbits, which require comparably less space. Chickens produce eggs and meat, and rabbits can provide meat and pelts. But can you keep rabbits with chickens? Although keeping these animals together may save you time, space and money, … Read more

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