Category / Eggs

June 8, 2017
Have you ever seen this? Do your chickens seem to lay all their eggs in one nesting box? Well, my chickens certainly do. My flock has this strange habit but it turns out that I am not alone. Other chicken keeper’s chickens do this as well.Read moreChicken Behavior: All the Eggs in One Nesting Box

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May 29, 2017
I knew about these eggs with double yolks. I had seen plenty of chicken keepers sharing double yolk eggs with their audiences. It has been seven years since starting out keeping chickens and we still were waiting for one. Then this past week, one of the chickens laid a huge egg.  It was about the…

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July 11, 2016
  People often ask me how I have clean chicken eggs when I harvest them. Today I’m sharing my secrets to picking clean eggs from the nesting boxes. As the egg is laid, the hen puts a protective clear wet coating on the egg called a bloom. The bloom seals the outer shell of the egg…

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December 31, 2015
The new girls that we got in the spring finally started to lay their first eggs this week, first was Olive followed by Petula. It seems that this flurry of new eggs even whipped the old girls into shape. Today even Fluffy- our Easter Egger- gifted us with one of her beautiful green orbs.Read moreNew…

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April 9, 2014
I was on assignment this week from HGTV Gardens. My job was to create an egg topiary showcasing how beautiful chicken eggs can be in their natural state. Of course, I wanted to include many natural elements from the gardens. So I added a base made from a birch tree, moss, grapevines and burlap ribbon.…

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January 6, 2014
There is something about the moment of discovering an egg that you forgot in your pocket. Innocently, you reach inside to find a sweet little orb of goodness greeting your fingertips. So many feelings flood in from excitement, happiness, and elation that it didn’t break. They are sweet surprises that I usually discover when I…

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December 23, 2013
This spring the flock turns four with the exception of Fifi. She is three. They are now considered old chickens. During their last molt, the girls stopped laying all together. It has now been about three months since the molting began and I can count on one hand how many eggs the flock has laid.…

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November 1, 2013
Our flock is now almost four years old. This is the first year when their egg laying has completely ceased during their annual fall molt. Telling you that we miss their eggs is a huge understatement! We are down to our last dozen. However, a few days ago, as I lifted the nesting box lid,…

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September 27, 2013
Earlier this week my son came home very excited from school. As he hopped in the car, I could hear the excitement in his voice! In school, his class has been learning about formulating hypotheses and conducting various science experiments. Last week, they had to theorize what would happen to gummy bears placed in water…

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Sharing an inspired life from the New England seaside. Chickens, Bees, Gardens, Art and Yummy Goodness.