Quail eggs… What can I say? I thought those babies would sell like hot cakes making my little garden birds pay for their own keep. Oh, boy, was I mistaken! 15-16 eggs a day, every day, adds up quickly and then I had to figure out what I was going to do with all […]
Today we will have 10 hours and 23 minutes of daylight. Why is this important for those of us that raise birds? Because a bird’s laying cycle is based on daylight hours and the laying cycle peaks at 14-16 hours of daylight. This is why if we don’t supplement light we get fewer eggs in the […]
Our girls laid some gorgeous eggs last year, here are some of the highlights! I’m throwing some interesting egg facts in-between! Egg Fact #1: Blue eggs were originally caused by a virus. Egg Fact #2: You don’t need a rooster for hens to lay eggs. Egg Fact #3: Although diet can effect how vibrant an eggs […]
Despite our best efforts we lost several of our Easter Eggers to the heat this year. In an effort to add new genetics and keep blue and green eggs in our boxes I sought outside eggs to incubate. I found a woman on Craigslist who was selling fertile hatching eggs for a great price and […]
If you read some of my previous posts like “Rainbow in Eggs” or “Blue Eggs“you know we have been selecting and breeding chickens for egg color. We are well into our journey and I wanted to share with you some of our results. We sell eggs through a gal at the farmers market and she said […]
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