Category: Chickens

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…

Dating Eggs

With four kids, our eggs usually get eaten within a day. But there is nothing worse than cracking open a rotten egg which has spent too long at the bottom of the bowl! In France dates are stamped on eggs – not the date…

Got Muddy Eggs?

Eggs are laid with a shiny coating, kind of like a dried layer of egg white, called “bloom”, which keeps them fresh on your counter for weeks, as long as you don’t wash them. In other parts of the world, eggs aren’t washed before…

My Little Chicken Tosser

This is Daisy, my six year old little farmer. She is my constant companion in the garden, and loves her chickens maybe even more than I do. She calls herself “the chicken tosser”, which is less nefarious than it sounds. When it’s time to…