Today, I found the full gamut of egg sizes in my coop this afternoon. My hens are pretty good layers and generally they put out just standard sized eggs. So who laid this strange trio of eggs? Continue reading
Eggs: they’re colorful; they’re delicious; and they’re supposed be the hard-shelled and oval. However, sometimes they’re not shaped and formed as they ought to be. Today, on the Urban Chicken Podcast we are discussing why chickens sometimes lay soft-shelled or even shell-less eggs. We will also consider what you the chicken owner can do to try to remedy any soft/shell-less egg issues in your flock. Continue reading
Ears and Eggs. In chickens the two are oddly linked. There is a general rule that the color of a chicken’s ear (actually it’s earlobes, since the ears are covered in feathers and not readily visible) can help you determine what color of egg that chicken will lay. Chickens with white earlobes lay Continue reading
Perhaps today’s show topic seems counter intuitive to the Urban Chicken Podcast’s mission of encouraging and supporting people in their pursuit of backyard chickens. Erica, author of NW Edible Life, recently wrote a compelling article making the case why you absolutely should not get backyard chickens.