May is National Egg Month

May is National Egg Month

  May is National Egg Month and we will be celebrating throughout the entire month here at the McMurray Hatchery. Eggs are not only high in protein but they provide essential amino acids that are vital to a healthy and balanced diet. To help kick off the month,...

How to Tell if an Egg is Fresh

When your chickens are laying well, sometimes you can start to get more eggs than you’re able to use. When you go to use the eggs in your recipes, it’s good to be able to tell which ones are getting old and which ones are still fresh. Although it’s...

Packing Eggs for Safe Shipping

For most of us, getting eggs home from the market or getting them from the coop to the kitchen can be a daunting task.  The delicate nature of the eggs and the promise that some of us seek from them offers a value beyond the “cost” of the egg itself.  At...

Should I Feed My Chickens Oyster Shells?

If you have laying hens, we recommend that you give them ground oyster shells. It is best to do this “free choice” by putting the oyster shells in a separate container, so that the hens can take as much as they need. The eggshell for each egg that your hen...