Category / Eggs

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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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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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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