Category: Chickens

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!!! ❤️🐔❤️🐔❤️ So many people have asked about these gorgeous chocolate eggs, I want to take a moment to let y’all know about them. They are from Fat Hen Farms in Connecticut. Bernard started out breeding Black Copper Marans for their beautiful…

What Color Eggs Will She Lay?

Jessica Rankin asked what color eggs her new little Silver Laced Wyandottes will lay? It’s such an interesting question, because the color isn’t as certain as it is for other breeds. Some breeders say “cream”, some say “pale brown”. Our Hermia lays eggs that…

Silver Laced Wyandotte

This is Hermia, our little Silver Laced Wyandotte. She’s a bit shy, but soooooo pretty! When we first got chickens, I didn’t know much about breeds so decided to start with one each of different breeds, to get to know them better. It’s been…

Blue Egg Breeds

I am still learning about this myself, but here’s my understanding of it: Auracanas lay blue eggs, but are difficult to raise as they die easily in the shell, and are only available through breeders. Auracanas have ear tufts. Auracanas only lay blue eggs….

Variation of Blue Eggs

Laikyn Camacho asked: “Are Ameraucanas the only hens that lay blue eggs? I have two of them, and I got (two different) color blue eggs yesterday, but my girls are the same age. One of them has not been laying in months though… my…

My Chick Problem is Solved!

I was at the gym, talking about chickens. Because of course I talk about chickens when I’m at the gym. 😂 A nice gentleman, who often swims laps when I do, mentioned that he wanted to get more chickens this Spring. He planned to…

Did you Know?

That egg color fades as a chicken gets older? The pale blue egg is from my 3 year old Ameraucana. The bright, tiffany blue egg is from my 7 month old Ameraucana. Of course, egg color also varies with breed and individual hens. However,…

Well Shoot, Now I Want a Baby Goat

 

Goats and Chèvre

Laura Chenel brought goat cheese making to California in the 1980’s. Until then, the soft, tangy, cheese had been largely unavailable in the US. The first time I tasted the creamy rounds of warm goat cheese, sautéed in bread crumbs, and served on a…

How Long Will Eggs Last?

How long will your fresh laid eggs last on the counter? Unwashed eggs will last about two weeks on the counter, and up to three months in the refrigerator. Washed eggs need to be refrigerated. They can last up to two months in the…