Small Scale Egg washing solutions for a small coop worth of eggs. (~24 Hens) [more inside]
[Animals-in-unexpected-places-filter] This morning, preparing breakfast, we found an earwig INSIDE AN EGG. How did it get there? Egg was laid in the past couple of days by one of our chickens in the back yard. Shell was intact. Earwig was dead, somewhat bloated (from being in the egg white for too long I guess). [more inside]
What is a rare breed of chicken that is a) a good all-purpose chicken, b) relatively docile, and c) would do well in a hot and humid climate? [more inside]
What can I expect (mostly financially) from raising hens as pets? [more inside]
Posting for a friend who is a teacher planning to hatch some chickens in class: "I'm getting ready to set my eggs in the incubator tomorrow. I candled them tonight and found the shells to be mottled. Is that bad? I am worried. My fourth graders are depending on me!" Pictures here.