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Eggs Bowl

Please help us spread the word — eggs from hens raised on pasture are far more nutritious than eggs from confined hens in factory farms.

LATEST RESULTS: New test results show that pastured egg producers are kicking the commercial industry's derriere when it comes to vitamin D! Eggs from hens raised on pasture show 4 to 6 times as much vitamin D as typical supermarket eggs. Learn more: Eggciting News!!! 

RESULTS FROM OUR PREVIOUS STUDY: Eggs from hens allowed to peck on pasture are a heck of a lot better than those from chickens raised in cages! Most of the eggs currently sold in supermarkets are nutritionally inferior to eggs produced by hens raised on pasture. That’s the conclusion we have reached following completion of the 2007 Mother Earth News egg testing project. Our testing has found that, compared to official U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrient data for commercial eggs, eggs from hens raised on pasture may contain:

• 1⁄3 less cholesterol• 1⁄4 less saturated fat• 2⁄3 more vitamin A• 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids• 3 times more vitamin E• 7 times more beta carotene 

These amazing results come from 14 flocks around the country that range freely on pasture or are housed in moveable pens that are rotated frequently to maximize access to fresh pasture and protect the birds from predators. We had six eggs from each of the 14 pastured flocks tested by an accredited laboratory in Portland, Ore. The chart in Meet the Real Free-range Eggs (October/November 2007) shows the average nutrient content of the samples, compared with the official egg nutrient data from the USDA for “conventional” (i.e. from confined hens) eggs. The chart lists the individual results from each flock.

Click to here for the Full Article and Egg Chart 

Watch the news clip about the World’s Best Eggs.

Visit our online forum to discuss any questions, concerns or advice about legalizing or keeping chickens.

 

 


Free-Range, Pastured and Organic Eggs

Free Range vs. Pastured Chicken and Eggs explains what egg-carton labels mean.

How to Decode Egg Cartons

This video shows that “organic” eggs may not be quite what you think:

 

 

 

 

Poultry Pest Patrol 

Expert tips on how poultry can control problems with flies, mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, pillbugs, grasshoppers, millipedes and more. You can add your own stories and advice, too!

 


 

Top 5 Poultry Articles 

More on Poultry 

Poultry Resources 

1. How Do Your Eggs Stack Up? 
 

Poultry Pest Patrol 

MOTHER's Hatcheries Directory 

2. Portable Chicken Mini-coop Plan 
 

Raising Poultry 

Eat Wild: The Clearinghouse for Information on Pasture-Based Farming 
 

3. Best Chicken Breeds for Backyard Flocks 
 

Heritage Chicken Breeds and Other Poultry 
 

The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy 

4. Raising Free-Range Chickens 

Coops and Cages 

FeatherSite: The Poultry Page 

5. Saving Rare Breeds 
 

Feeding Your Poultry 

American Pastured Poultry Producers Association 

 

All About Eggs 
 

Free-Range Chickens 

 

Poultry Health 
 

PoultryKeeper.com
(UK focus)

 

Protecting Your Poultry 
 

 

 

Preparing Poultry Meat 
 

 

 


City Ordinances: Resources to Legalize Chickens in Your Community

Chicken Revolution 
Information and advice to help you change the ordinances in your community.

Seattle Tilth: FAQs About City Chickens
Answers to common questions about chickens in the city. 

Statement on Chicken Ordinances
The official letter from Editor in Chief Cheryl Long in support of urban chickens.


MOTHER’s Finest Fowl Photos

See the winners of our 2005 poultry photo contest.

 

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manar123
7/23/2014 12:49:07 PM
i just bought this place in the country the people left me about 15 laying hens lol i have horses but like to know some of th eeggs or tan and a light white and would also like ot know which ones would lay chicks i dont know what kind of chickens have different one out here just trying to see what is good and not i know have to redo alot of the coops they or in bad shape and to see what kind i can make for them thank you for your help شركة تنظيف منازل بالرياض شركة تنظيف بيوت بالرياض شركة تنظيف خزانات بالرياض شركة غسيل خزانات بالرياض شركة تنظيف فلل بالرياض شركة نظافة فلل بالرياض شركة تنظيف شقق بالرياض شركة تنظيف واجهات حجر بالرياض شركة غسيل واجهات حجر بالرياض شركة عزل خزانات بالرياض شركة تسليك مجارى بالرياض شركة تنظيف بيارات بالرياض شركة نقل اثاث بالرياض شركة نقل عفش بالرياض شركة تخزين اثاث بالرياض مستودعات تخزين اثاث بالرياض شركة تخزين عفش بالرياض شركة مكافحة حشرات بالرياض شركة مكافحة حشرات شركة مكافحة الصراصير بالرياض شركة رش مبيدات بالرياض شركة مكافحة النمل الأبيض بالرياض شركة مكافحة العثة بالرياض شركة تنظيف مسابح بالرياض شركة غسيل مسابح بالرياض شركة تنظيف بالرياض شركة تنظيف مساجد بالرياض شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالرياض شركة كشف تسربات بالرياض كشف تسربات المياه شركة تنظيف واجهات زجاج بالرياض شركة تنظيف مجالس بالرياض شركة غسيل مجالس بالرياض شركة نقل اثاث what kind of chickens have different one out here just trying to see what is good and not i know have to redo alot of the coops they or in bad shape and to see what kind i can make for them thank you for your help

Wecoco
6/6/2014 2:28:31 PM
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storyof5
8/22/2013 9:17:57 PM
I was very excited to read this post, but must admit I have come to be dissapointed. There were so mmany good questions, and very seldom an answer for any of them. To all the new chicken owners I highly recomend getting a good book on chickens. They are great to have lieing around especially when things get questionable. I also would highly recomend a website called backyard chickens, I have found lots of valuable advice on this site. Another good place is at the farm store, andmpeople seem to so easily forget about the county fair. There are lots of farmers there that have ben raising such animals for years and have lots of wisdom to go with it, and did I mention the fair was fun! Don't ever forget your local resources, they are highly beneficial! Ihope you guys can find the answers you need ther. Good luck!

annanos
6/22/2013 9:30:45 AM

hi my chicken just  died in front of me she was sitting at the pen door this morning and when I went out three hours later she was still there. went up to see her and she could not move I don't know if she had broke her wing or leg but she was laying on her side I tried to help her and she pooped and made a noise then her head fell and water started to come out her mouth and she just died has any one have any idea what it was I am devastated she was only 1.5 yrs


julie.sorenson.14
5/30/2013 10:41:35 AM

I helped get chickens (hens only) leaglized in my city. It takes time and patients but it can be done. I keep mine in an enclosure that is 10X30ft enclouser. They are fed organic feed and what bugs they catch. I will never go back to store bought eggs


leo
5/5/2013 10:05:46 AM

RE RON 33,i have hed great success with the bedding for my chickens by using grass cuttings from my lawn and yard a=also mixed with dry leaves,no toxic fumes just great clean smell.the birds roost over them and all thier droppings get scratched into the mix.i add a few bits of feed sprinkled over it to encourage them to scratch.add more grass each time you mow and you only have to rake out the coop about once a month.use the rakeings to inrich your garden soil.no sick chickens ,clean smelling coop and free fertilizer,you gotta love it.[my chickens sure do]


Alixandra Mixon
4/3/2013 5:06:40 PM
Anyone ever wonder if the chickens that eat the ticks lay eggs that give you a natural immunity to Lyme disease? and now that factory farms are taking over and most people don't eat eggs that have had chickens eat ticks people are getting Lyme disease much more often?

Elizabeth Rigdon
3/13/2013 1:48:28 AM
anybody ever go for getting licensed for selling eggs? health dept sends me to agriculture dept and they send me back! I need step by step instuctions on how too if anyone knows! thankssss so much!!

ram hill
3/2/2013 1:36:45 PM
i'm looking for Ameraucana hatching eggs about 16 eggs. i got a hen went setting yesterday and i have no eggs for her. need help.thank you

ABBEY BEND
5/4/2012 5:07:11 PM
An old article, thinnly veiled as not much more than an advertisement. One problem with this article, most testing done by qualified labs do not support the results claimed by this article. Also peolple that get out into the sun have no need for additional vitamin D. Recent research has found very few people do not make enough vitamin D in their own skin for their own needs. Too much D is not good for a person. I have raised chickens for over 50 years. One thing I can say is there are a number of good ways to raise chickens besides the one listed in this article, many which are better for the chicken than letting them run around, contracting Salmonella and other bugs, which are very easy for free range chickens to become carriers of by eating things they should be kept away from. When is Mother Earth going to keep up, instead of just recycling old articles with questionable information. Use to be a good source, now not so much! Really very sad. :(

Marian
5/23/2011 8:41:29 PM
It is very evident from a lot of the basic questions here that there is a great need for this page. And that there should be a moderator that can answer these questions. I mean there was three or four on bare chicken butts alone! Room temperature vs refrigerated and liquidity of whites and firmness of yellows next. BTW I do believe that somewhere in Julia Child's cookbooks there is an instruction to (paraphrased) "use only fresh eggs when poaching. You can tell an old egg by the thin watery whites." In case, "sandpaper" egg man or someone needing help with this, I feed my chickens their shells after I used the eggs. They need calcium for healthy egg shells. I AM IN NO WAY a master of chickens, but everything I learned I found from the internet and asking questions at the farm store from other patrons in the chicken feed isle.....

stephanie
2/22/2011 5:44:43 PM
Liz, farm eggs have much firmer yolks than store bought eggs. The yolks are so firm you can separate the egg with your hands without breaking the yolk. A couple of times the yolks have actually survived the egg being dropped on my tile kitchen floors .

Liz Neumann
1/28/2011 10:31:21 AM
We recently bought farm eggs. The yolks were quit solid straight from the chicken. We wondered if this was because it is winter here and they may have froze.

Arleen
11/9/2010 12:27:51 PM
Hi! I was wondering if you could help me. I was planning to make Chicken Parm. Is it safe to dip the chicken in egg and bread crumbs the day before and store in the refigerator. Or should it be cooked before storage. I wasn't sure if the combination of the raw chicken and egg was safe to store together. Thanks! I hope you can help!!!

victoria
9/23/2010 11:29:38 AM
Ron, it could be the pine. Pine is very toxic to indoor animals, although it's cleaning products that cause the most harm. Even though the pine was fine for awhile, it doesn't mean it will be forever. Usually it takes time for toxins to build up to a level that's fatal. You're better off with natural sawdust, or even leaves (outdoor debris). Sawdust from treated wood can also have chemicals. Birds are very sensitive to all toxins. If someone is cutting trees or brush, you may be able to get some chipped material for free. I use this stuff for mulch, as it's weed free and natural. It's very sad you lost your chickens, BTW. I hope you have better luck next time.

Ron_33
9/4/2010 12:20:49 PM
What happened? Found all but 3 of my chickens dead in the coop this morning. 2 of the dead were laying on the roost the rest flat on their backs on the floor in a line like they rolled of the roost and hit the ground dead! This is not a weasel kill; no trauma at all, not a feather out of place. Been using this coop for 2 years, very secure. They were all healthy and went to roost like normal. The only thing different last night was we changed the floor bedding. Put in fresh pine shavings, just like always. These do smell very strong, more than usual. All of the dead have very dark, almost purple combs and faces and all of their eyes were closed. I believe that the 3 hens that lived all roosted in nest boxes low to the ground. They all seem fine. Could the shavings have off-gassed something toxic? 49 degrees last night so I had closed the screened window down except for about a 3 inch opening so there was less airflow than usual. I am going to have them tested. Any ideas?

Amy Carozza_6
5/7/2010 1:44:17 PM
Help! I am a teacher, and we are incubating chicken eggs. We have an incubator set at 37.5 C and have kept water in it for humidity. Our 7 eggs did not hatch on their due date 5/5/10. By Friday 5/7/10, we were concerned that the egg shells might be too hard, so we decided to poke a small hole in our most pecky egg. The kids gently (over 10 minutes) put a crack in the egg with a needle. The egg cracked open and the chicken was half- 3/4 developed (not nearly the stage of development we thought it would be at after 23 days). What should I do with the remaining eggs. I think I traumatized a few kids here. If the chicks are still developing but so slowly, what does that mean to their ability to be chickens. Please advise me as to what makes sense. Thanks

Cheryl_30
4/13/2010 1:01:01 AM
When you had your eggs checked for nutrition where do you send them ? and what does it cost?

Jesse_8
3/30/2010 9:28:24 AM
Where does the value for 0.22 g omega-3 fatty acids come from in the listing of conventional eggs contents? The other values match the stated values of conventional eggs on the USDA nutritional database charts, but I do not see how these omega-3 value matches up with their figures. 100 g of conventional eggs, according to the chart, has 0.033 g of undifferentiated 18:3 fatty acids (most likely ALA), .037 g DHA, and 0.004 g EPA. Where does the 0.22g figure come from?

bailey_6
3/19/2010 6:54:31 PM
How do you tell the difrence between fertile quail eggs and eggs you eat?

Momwants2know_1
2/16/2010 2:04:34 AM
Could you help me settle a debate between my daughters father and myself. Could you please explain when you crack open an egg and there is a "string" of white next to the yellow center, what is it?

Michael_95
2/1/2010 1:07:09 PM
I raise free range chickens,I currently have about 60 birds so I was really interested in this article. When you buy store eggs even if they are packaged as free range, you are still not getting what you pay for. I checked all the egg cartons given to me and found Jumbo listed at 63g, X-Large at 50-56g, Large at 50-56g, and Medium at 44g, That is per egg. The USDA sizing is listed as Jumbo greater than 71g, X-Large greater than 64g, Large greater than 57g, and Medium greater than 50g per egg. This info was found through wikipedia look under egg(food). So when you buy store eggs you are not only being ripped off nutritionally, but also by improper labeling of egg size.

roland suluku
1/18/2010 6:24:49 AM
good i will like to have more of your publications and info onchicken

David_135
9/28/2009 6:35:10 PM
Just to correct a misunderstanding and a commonly held belief....Vitamin D is not a vitamin...it's a hormone. If you don't believe me...google it.

David_136
9/28/2009 12:10:14 AM
Just to correct a misunderstanding and a commonly held belief....Vitamin D is not a vitamin...it's a hormone. If you don't believe me...google it.

Nicole_15
9/2/2009 12:58:27 PM
RE: boiled eggs peeling without sticking. I have experienced many times that if you want the peel to come off easily, you have to shock the egg with very cold water right away after boiling. If you peel warm, it is sticky. Has anyone experienced that? Try it and let us know if it works.

Nicole_15
9/2/2009 12:35:22 PM
I just want to have a chance to read the answers above. Also, what I really want to know is why are the white so liquid with certain eggs? Just like water. It does not make good omelets.

emma _1
7/4/2009 11:35:25 AM
what makes a chickens eat their eggs and what can be done to stop this from happening.

vivian_4
5/20/2009 9:08:01 PM
I'm looking for feed like we used to buy in the good ol days. We used to call it chop-it looked like whole wheat flour.

Charles_50
5/15/2009 1:51:00 PM
I'm looking for Chicken that has been fed a diet that includes fish meal, thus increasing the Omega 3 content. Does anyone know where I could find this?

CE ESCALANTE
5/12/2009 5:40:27 PM
re: lonna's post my husband and i have the same question. we bought a few hybrids from a local chicken farmer a few months ago, and i notice that with 3 of them, they're losing some feathers, but one has a completely bare butt. she doesn't seem to mind, and it doesn't appear to bother her, but we do NOT know what that is all about.

texgran
3/25/2009 1:40:43 PM
Cheri, is it possible the hen with thin shells and watery whites is older or has been laying a long time and is ready to go into a molt? Sometimes at the end of a laying season the egg changes. It can also happen with pullets early in their season. Have oyster shell and DE available as well. I am interested in other replies.

Cheri _1
3/24/2009 7:35:06 PM
We have a small amount of chickens for eggs. One of the hens lays huge brown eggs that have a thinner shell and watery whites. The other chicken's eggs or just fine. We feed laying mash or crumbles, oyster shell, and cracked corn. They have an 8 x 12 coop, and an outdoor wire enclosure about 14 x 12. We also feed vegetables from the house and they love bread. They weren't too keen on the tomato horn worms last year, though...lol If anyone can tell us what to do for these watery eggs with the thin shell, we would very much appreciate it.

Matt_16
3/12/2009 7:32:24 PM
Fresh eggs that are hardboiled are hard to peel. As they age they dehydrate and pull away from the shell. They age 7 days for every 1 day at room temperature compared to refrigerated. I set mine on the counter for about 3 days before I boil them. Shell comes off slick as can be. We have a free range chicken farm. When the eggs are fresh from the chicken, they don't peel!

dan weidinger
3/3/2009 5:19:40 PM
My daughter has chicken eggs in her classroom waiting for them to hatch. She wants to know how a chicken poops while in the egg. I can only assume in this growing process there is no dis-charge.....? I find it hard to believe there is no waste but just no discharge...

lonna
2/1/2009 10:19:05 PM
We raise our chickens for eggs and meat. Every year I have one hen that loses her feathers. The feathers fall off mostly on their butt. The feathers never return and the skin is red. This has happened for 3 years now. When we slaughter the chicken I do a autopsy. Nothing seems wrong. 3 differents breeds this has happened 2 and only one chicken. What could this be?

Hanna_1
12/25/2008 6:56:28 PM
What does one look for in a chicken egg to tell that it had been fertile?

Bev_1
11/13/2008 2:11:24 PM
Looking for organic management of stomach worms in layers.

Yolanda
11/4/2008 10:52:58 PM
Re: hard boiling fresh eggs. I read a tip, and it works very well for me - the shells slip right off the fresh egg. Eggs should be cold. Bring the water to a boil and drop the cold eggs into the water. They will sometimes crack a bit. I boil a dozen at a time - for 15 minutes. After giving up on boiling eggs, we are again enjoying them.

Paul_4
10/27/2008 11:46:50 AM
Terri - fresh eggs are 'perky' and are much firmer than older eggs. As eggs age they begin to lose that firmness and begin to separate from the shell. As a side note, we usually let a carton of eggs age in the refrigerator for a month for hard boiling. You may have noticed, but fresh eggs are a nightmare to peel when you hard boil them.

Terri_1
10/17/2008 11:29:27 AM
Please xcuse my ignorance......I was raised on a small farm in Lancaster, PA. We raised and ate all kinds of animals, including chickens, which 40 years later, I have recently gotten back into. We have 14 free range birds, 4 golden comets, 4 rhode island reds, and 6 smaller frame black and white ones (can't remember what their proper name is). 2 of our golden comets have begun to lay, however, when i broke the first egg while using it in a cookie batter, it seemed quite solid or sludgy as compared to the fluidity (mixability?) of a white (industrialized) egg. I guess I was just wondering whether anyone else has observed similar eggs. Are they normally a little firmer? Thank you for any input and again, excuse my ignorance.....trying to re-learn the whole process. Terri

william gann
8/20/2008 7:09:18 PM
i'm lookin up this for a friend on the wormer wazine for his chickens. he wants all information and warnings about wazine. what if someone eat eggs only 10 after chickens received wazine could it harm them.

ChrisEggFarm
6/16/2008 4:05:21 AM
I own and operate a small to mid-sized Cicken/egg farm. I do this for a living. I raised birds as a youth when growing up and went full-time into egg production almost 18 years ago. I am an absolute believer in free-range chickens and the husbandry related to that.. I read, with interest, many of the posts above, and I see a common thread concerning the storage and refrigeration of eggs. I sell thousands of eggs each week - usually through the network of Farmers Markets throughout Northern California. The law requires me to keep all my eggs in a walk-in cooler prior to selling them...this, of course, I do. However I simply do not refrigerate ANY eggs that are for my own personal use or for my friends at Church...I have to stress that these are for my and my family food chain only. I will leave the obvious conclusion to the reader. In the same vein the law requires me to wash and candle every single egg - again I comply with this..however I do NOT wash

jsmock
4/26/2008 8:13:23 PM
will your chickens lay eggs if u move them to a new place

justin_12
4/20/2008 1:17:01 PM
Hey everybody me and my grandfather have a small farm for just a hobby and we have bantam chickens. they sometimes lay little blue eggs and sometimes little green ones. My grandfather told me that the blue eggs have no cholesterol. i would like to know if this is true?

katlyn
4/9/2008 9:18:58 PM
Hi, my first time trying to take care of chickens. Mother Nature, I have chickens, rooster, and a egg in a nest sitting off in the corner of the coop. But I'm worried, because I haven't seen the hen responsible for the egg sitting on it. How long does a egg have to be sat on for it to become a chick?

mty
4/7/2008 2:45:42 PM
I would recommend STOREY'S GUIDE TO RAISING CHICKENS to each of the commentors above - it covers each and every question raised here including egg storage. I have been raising and keeping chickens now for a few years and I can tell from these comments that you all are completely inexperienced. Lack of experience will mean that you and the chickens will suffer needlessly. To the commentor whose chicken died from Mareks's Disease - your other chicken's are probably infected too and there are vaccines for many of the most common poultry diseases but they are administered in the chick stage. Also chickens need to be wormed for roundworms and other types of worms quite often. Use wazine. organic feed!!! please. if your hens don't eat layer mix they won't lay eggs. the pellets/crumbles are 100% natural grains - no hormones or medications. It's against federal law to sell eggs from hens on meds. meat birds too. only chick starter crumbles contain medication and that is a coccidistat which helps to build the chicks immunity to coccidiosis. without it the chicks will have bloody stools and die from their intestines being full of the organisms living in dirt.

cfvogel
3/25/2008 7:23:37 PM
the chicken eggs in our chicken coop are always picked by other birds. What is a simple way to avoid chicken egg predators? Thanks Chris

Michael-Charlene_Ayotte
3/6/2008 8:06:48 AM
For what it's worth: We lived in a village in Cameroon, Africa for one year. We would buy a tray of 30 eggs and sometimes kept them for up to a month at a time without refrigeration. It's a warm, tropical climate 6 degrees north of the equator. We only had 1 or 2 eggs be bad in a whole tray. We don't know if they were already bad when we got them or how long they had already gone without refrigeration. At one time, we have left the village for two or three months. When we got back, we found that around half of the eggs were still good.

larry_43
2/10/2008 12:49:47 PM
i just bought this place in the country the people left me about 15 laying hens lol i have horses but like to know some of th eeggs or tan and a light white and would also like ot know which ones would lay chicks i dont know what kind of chickens have different one out here just trying to see what is good and not i know have to redo alot of the coops they or in bad shape and to see what kind i can make for them thank you for your help

Keith_19
1/23/2008 9:00:09 AM
Maggie van Rensburg, I've just joined, so this info may be a bit late: Try not to keep eggs in the 'fridge at all. Rather store them in a double -walled cardboard box (to keep them as cool as possible). You can make the box by simply putting one into another. Keep it closed. Try to use them all before they float in a litre of water into which a teaspoon of salt has been added. Keep your eggs with the air-pocket (the broader end of the egg) on top and they should stay useable for two to three weeks.

Tony_20
1/22/2008 9:23:05 PM
Re. the cholesterol in eggs and "stickiness". It's important to remember a couple of facts: 1) most (>70%) of the cholesterol in your body is produced by your liver and cells. The more you eat, the less you produce and vice versa. 2) cholesterol is of one type, however it travels through the body in different "packages" since, being insoluble in water, it requires some sort of protein packaging to get around. 3) cholesterol doesn't "stick" to arteries. The normal way cholesterol gets to your tissues, where it's needed by almost every cell to survive, is by migrating through the arterial walls. The problem with this is, for reasons not completely understood, some of the cholesterol is damaged (oxidized, etc.) and recognized as foreign and hence attacked by white blood cells. This leads to an accumulation of cholesterol-stuffed, dead white blood cells and other byproducts of inflammation (calcium, etc.) that leads to plaque formation in arterial walls. There is no "bad" or "good" cholesterol, and dietary sources are very marginally, if at all important, in what happens to the cholesterol in your body.

Jerry_36
1/14/2008 8:37:18 AM
When I raised chickens in the early 1970's someone gave me an article, possibly in Prevention magazine, that compared fertile eggs to unfertile ones. They found the same amount of cholesterol in each, but the cholesterol from fertile eggs would flow freely through the body and be eliminated, while the cholesterol from non-fertile eggs was found to be "sticky" and would adhere to the vessel walls and accumulate. This has become an important issue to me, and I will appreciate any help on the research. Does anyone else remember this article? Is there any discussion of fertile vs. non-fertile eggs? answer direct to baughers@mailaka.net Thank you

Nora_3
1/3/2008 12:01:04 PM
I am hatching button quail eggs with my neice, is there a simple way of telling if eggs are fertile? I can't candle them, the shell is dark/dense... what about putting them in warm water to test for fertility?

frank_21
1/2/2008 4:37:28 PM
i have a road island red and she has almost like a sandy type stuff on her eggs now do you or any one know what this is or how to fix this Thanks Frank in Va @ stoneexpresstrucking@yahoo.com

krange71
12/31/2007 9:53:33 PM
I bought chickens as babies in April and they are producing eggs and I have grown to love them. Once problem though, some of them do not have all their feathers. They have all butt the ones on their rears. Someone told me mites so I dusted them and the area where they stay. ANyway help would be greatly appreciated.

nasireddin
12/25/2007 10:06:57 AM
dear sir good day just i need to start poultry in ethiopia and i hvae all the thing but i need to start with holland chichen so if you are willing to del with me just give all the information please thanks Nasireddin

Sudhakar_3
12/8/2007 1:16:54 AM
How do I read the answers to the qurries made above. I am interested in the shelf life to eggs at room temp. and in Fridge Thanks Kunte

Kim_30
11/30/2007 12:45:11 PM
Great info here!!!

mario_2
11/26/2007 4:30:42 PM
this page sucks

Katie_9
11/15/2007 11:42:34 PM
middle in beweene of 100 and 50.

cecil_2
11/7/2007 8:57:37 AM
what is the shelf life of eggs at room temperature and in the fridge?

Maria_10
10/27/2007 3:50:12 PM
We had a sick chicken. Turns out she had Marek's Disease, and we had her euthanized. Unfortunately, before we knew it was Marek's, we fed the entire flock antibiotics for two days. How long before we can eat the eggs again? (I am pregnant, so want to avoid any potential residual antibiotics in the eggs.)

Maggie_6
10/25/2007 5:24:44 PM
What is the shelf life of eggs? (at room temperature?0 What is the shelf life of eggs stored in the fridge?

walter_6
10/18/2007 5:10:55 PM
I am surprised you did not test Eggland Eggs (King of Prussie, Pa.) brand in your November nutrative investigation. It is the only brand I can find in several local stores, all of which are part of regional chains here.

5551
10/5/2007 2:07:26 PM
I have a question is it legal to sell eggs at small businesses?

sherry_11
5/3/2007 10:28:59 AM
I want to feed my chickens organic feed where do I find it?

Karen_54
4/29/2007 6:10:25 PM
my hen has sat for almost 2 months on 11 eggs. Why are they not hatching? Mother Responds: If you do not have a rooster, the eggs will not be fertile. After two months, whether the eggs were ever fertile or not, they are no longer viable. it takes 21 days for them to hatch.

deborah_36
4/22/2007 3:58:28 PM
3 months........i am starting my first chicken project......how many should i start with.....my coop is 40 by 20.......i am so excited.......

Kenneth_17
3/29/2007 12:59:24 PM
What is the shelf life of an egg in refrigeration?





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