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August 11, 2011
One of the fantastic things about keeping backyard chickens is creating your own eggs.   Yes, by keeping backyard chickens, you are able to influence what goes into those eggs that your family consumes.  Backyard chickens’ eggs are known to healthier than those available in your local supermarket in a number of ways.  The cholesterol…

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July 27, 2011
Clean unwashed eggs from the girls I never wash my eggs.  When chickens create the egg, the shell is “wrapped” in an antimicrobial coating.  This coating, serves a few purposes.  First, it keeps bacteria, viruses and the like from entering the egg.  It also helps maintain the egg’s moisture content, extending the egg’s shelf life. …

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July 21, 2011
The girls have slowed down laying eggs.  In the early Spring and Summer, we were enjoying six eggs per day.  However, lately this has changed.  I was lucky to get one egg yesterday and two the day before.  I knew that the Silkies would not lay while broody.  Yet, I had grown accustomed to seeing…

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June 28, 2011
Dottie Speckles 11 weeks Now that Dottie Speckles is 11 weeks old and Fifi is 14 weeks, I have been trying to get these two to sleep on the roosts at night.  Since the beginning of being transitioned into the large coop, they have been sleeping in the nesting boxes with Feathers and Dolly.  Two…

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May 31, 2011
Yesterday was my birthday.  We spent Saturday with friends and they surprised me with wonderful presents.  One of those happened to be this awesome wooden egg carrier handcrafted by their friend!  It is so unique and versatile.  You can use it to carry eggs as you collect them from the nesting boxes or place it on a…

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April 9, 2011
We are in this together! Just another Saturday in the life of these two broody girls. Here are the facts: These two have been broody since the beginning of March. They are sitting on invisible eggs. I found these two together in the center nesting box.  They are smart that they sit in opposite directions,…

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February 26, 2011
A new life in the making Yesterday, the kids and I candled the eggs for the first time. We did not entirely know what we were doing, but thought that all good farmers candle their eggs for viability, so we should probably do the same. I went in to the garage and found a small…

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February 12, 2011
  Assorted Silkie Eggs Silkie eggs are so wonderfully adorable.  Here are six resting upon a dessert plate.  Two of their eggs equal one regular size eggs.  Thinking ahead to Easter, they are going to make the sweetest colored Easter eggs.   Silkie hens are wonderful additions to your flock, even though they may not lay the largest eggs, they make-up for it…

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January 29, 2011
Over the past couple of months, I have been sharing some eggs with the neighbors and today I had my first sale.  People who see the eggs usually tell me that the eggs are beautiful.  I have to agree.  I also find the eggs’ beauty and uniqueness often bring about questions. Supermarket eggs to the…

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