The 1 Inch Long Chicken Egg

“Hello, Thank you so much for the wonderful email full of fabulous information that a City-girl turned Country-girl can appreciate! I have 10 hens each with names and each laying eggs that I can identify to the “mom”. Last week something spectacular appeared in a nest. I found a tiny 1 inch long brown egg…

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Where Do Free Range Chickens Lay Eggs?

Hi, we purchased a few hens at 16 weeks of age. We did keep them in a penned in area. Now the hens are laying. Our questions is, if we had let them free range before they started to lay, would they know when the time came to lay their eggs in the nest or…

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Egg Bound Hens

“When I was a child, I seem to remember that one of our neighbor’s hens got an egg stuck and she died. I don’t remember the details, I was young at the time, but it made an impression on me nevertheless. Now I have a family of my own and we’ve started keeping chickens. I’ve…

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Nutritional Value Of A Free Range Egg VS. Caged Hen Eggs

“Hello, There are people out there who think a cheap egg from a factory farm is a good deal and no different nutritionally than a free range or organic egg or better yet a free range, organic eggs. Do you know of any data that discusses the superior quality of “real” eggs? There tends to…

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Shipping Chicken Eggs Overseas…

“I thoroughly enjoy your newsletters, please keep them coming! I live in Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa. I keep a variety of chickens and ducks – in my backyard – I call them my living lawn ornaments. There appears to be a shortage of good breeding stock of Buff Orpingtons, Rhode Island reds, Faverolles, Turkens…

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Egg Production In Hens – Is This Normal?

“I have 7 Ameraucana girls. They are very healthy and, I think very happy. However, they are only giving me an average of 5 eggs per day. I live in Pawleys Island, SC, and the weather is wonderful. This is the 2nd season of laying for them, but the production was the same last year.…

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Unusual Chicken Eggs – Small & Misshapen…

“We started keeping chickens about 1 year ago. We have 10 egg layers and they all seem to be doing well as we now get 7 to 10 eggs everyday. A very unusual event occurred 2 days ago that has me stumped. One of the hens, we don’t know which one, laid an egg that…

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Holes In Chicken Eggs

“Hi, thanks for a great site! I am interested to know the reason for a hole in each egg that our hen produces daily. I am not sure whether the hen / cock is responsible for this. The egg does not run out as such but the shell is always pierced (the hole being the…

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