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Weird Eggs

Weird Eggs

My chickens have only been laying for 2 months, and already I’ve had my share of weird eggs! Odds are you’ve had some weird eggs too, and if not, you most certainly will. Here are some of the most common egg oddities, as well as what they mean and what you may be able to do about them. Fairy Eggs/Fart Eggs/Yolk-less Eggs All three of these terms for weird eggs mean the same thing – generally a very small egg,…

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Egg Storage: Your Questions Answered!

Egg Storage: Your Questions Answered!

We have reached an exciting (I didn’t put egg-citing, you’re welcome) point in our little urban homestead. We actually have enough fresh eggs around here to stop buying them from the store!! You may have noticed in some of my egg posts (When Will My Chickens Lay Their First Eggs, Easter Eggs in August) that I keep my eggs in a cute little basket on the counter. I’ve gotten a ton of questions about this lately – why aren’t they…

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Easter Eggs in August

Easter Eggs in August

Today has been a day of defeat, and a day of victory. It has been a day of tears and of laughter, a day of beauty found in unexpected places. Like Easter eggs in August. Mon Petit Chou (My Little Cabbage) I went out to water this afternoon (this is how all my good garden stories start), and at first I didn’t notice anything amiss. My acorn squash has gotten huge, and after struggling to support it well, I found…

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When Will My Chickens Lay Their First Eggs?

When Will My Chickens Lay Their First Eggs?

For weeks now, I’ve had just one question in the back of my mind. As I water my garden, scoop the coop, feed my girls yummy treats, and love on them, all I’m really thinking is… When will my chickens lay their first eggs?? (Stay tuned at the end of the post for the answer!) At What Age Do Chickens Lay Their First Eggs? As a rule of thumb, most chickens will start laying anywhere from 18-22 weeks of age. Larger breeds generally lay a…

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