Category / Eggs

January 12, 2011
Did you know that chickens have earlobes?  Well they do and some are very colorful!  You might also find it interesting that chickens will lay a certain color egg based on the color of their earlobes.  This is one of the most remarkable facts about chickens that I know.  Chickens have tiny holes in the…

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January 5, 2011
No two eggs are ever alike.  I now appreciate the beauty of each and every egg produced by our flock.  The eggs themselves are all unique.  Even eggs laid by the same breed have variations. Since raising backyard chickens, I have paid closer attention to what we are eating.  I carefully inspect each egg that is…

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December 21, 2010
Our 3 year old holds our first big egg next to a silkie egg “Thank you Tilly, Thank you Dolly.”  I heard as I was cracking the eggs into the dish.  My daughter was at the front door staring out over the blanket of white at the coop.  Today I was so surprised when I…

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November 28, 2010
Our first egg I went out to the coop this morning and this is what I found, a small Silkie Bantam egg!   I think that Dolly laid it because I saw her sitting in the nesting box this morning.  I am very excited!  The egg is absolutely adorable and about half the size of a…

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November 8, 2010
THE FIRST SIX WEEKS I think that you will be utterly amazed at the pace in which these adorable little chickens grow! Don’t blink because you will miss it! Take the time to enjoy them.  They should start to develop a pecking order. Every flock has one.  By watching your flock, you will be able to determine things such as; Who…

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November 4, 2010
THE ART OF CHICKEN HOMEMAKING/ CREATING A BROODER As the arrival of your chicks quickly approaches, you will need to create a brooder.  This will be their home for about the next 6 weeks.  For their first week of life, the chicks will need the brooder temperature to be about 95 degrees F.  This is maintained by your…

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October 27, 2010
GOING SHOPPING Preparing for the arrival of the chicks was so exciting!  It was almost like Christmas.  We counted down and with each passing day, our anticipation rose!   In our household, it was a family affair.  I ordered the chicks in February for a June delivery date.  Why did I wait so long?  Well, I had…

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October 26, 2010
So, how do I go about this, you ask? Well if you’re like me you read everything you can get your hands on, check the internet and dive head first into something figuring you’ll just troubleshoot along the way.  However, there is some planning to optimize your chicken experiences that will make life easier.  So, lets…

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