Tag: chicken

A Rainbow of Eggs: What Determines the Shell Color in Chicken Eggs

A while back, a potential egg customer stopped by the farm on a sunny Sunday afternoon while we were outside working. I stopped my task at hand to greet him and show him where the […]

Sunday Soapbox: Unwanted Chickens

You all have probably guessed by now…I deeply care about animals of all types. So while it pains me to write this post, I feel there needs to be an explanation. About 6 times a […]

Winter Solstice and Why It Matters to Chicken Keepers

We’ve made it! It’s December 21, the winter solstice. Although I am not a big fan of the shorter day length and winter in general, the dynamics of how our big Earth is put together never ceases to amaze me. Our days will be noticeably longer a month from now and that makes me hopeful for spring. How does this relate to chicken-keeping?

Farm Fresh Eggs: Wash or Wash Not?

America is one of the few countries in the world that wash and refrigerate eggs. I’ve heard many reports from my globe-trotting friends that it’s quite common in Europe to find eggs on the end caps in the grocery stores, instead of in a refrigerated case.

Recipe Spotlight: How to Brine Poultry

Instructions on how to brine poultry by Marie Nichols, Rusty Plow Farms