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...

Duck Eggs: Mmmm Good

A lot of folks turn up their noses at the idea of eating duck eggs. When I was young, I did too.  But if you’ve never tried them, you don’t know what you’re missing. We recently asked our Facebook fans what they thought of duck eggs. Over 100 people...