8 Tips for Layer Production and Health

Courtesy iStockphoto/Thinkstock Keep your layer chickens healthy by allowing them to free-range in a safe place on your urban farm. Getting fresh eggs from your backyard isn’t as easy as just plopping a chicken in a coop. To get quality eggs—keep your layer chickens healthy in the process—you need to provide your hens with a […]

3 Reasons for Delayed Egg-Laying

This week I’m answer a question that comes from one of our readers Angela. She asks: “My chickens are 27 weeks old, and they’re still not laying eggs. They are layers, and I don’t know what to do. Help please!” Angela, generally, a young hen under the age of 1 year (known as a pullet) […]

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Broodiness in Chickens

Read about some basic egg laying, broodiness and other behaviors you can expect with your laying chickens.