Egg Producers Push for Layer-hen Regs

A House bill would increase living-condition standards for layer hens on large-scale farms, though many agriculture organizations argue it’s not enough.

Pasta Carbonara

This quick-and-easy recipe is versatile enough to serve for dinner, lunch or brunch, or to take along to a picnic or potluck. Leftovers reheat well or can be frozen for future meals.

Eggless

Photo by Audrey Pavia My hens aren’t laying right now, but when they do, they get serious about it. I wanted chickens my whole life, and when I finally got them, I was so excited about having fresh eggs. I remembered the time one of my young hens laid her first. I picked it up, […]

More About Eggs

Last week, I told you some of the weird things Uzzi and I learned about eggs. We also learned some things that aren’t so crazy.

It’s About Eggs

This morning, there was a huge commotion over by the chicken coop. Uzzi and I wondered what was going on? Just then, Carl the cockerel strutted by with one of his hens. We asked him, and he said, “Camilla laid an egg.” Uzzi and I looked at each other. The way she was carrying on, you’d think she laid a basketball.

Teach Kids with Chickens

Whether they’re in the classroom, on a farm or in your own backyard, chickens are ready to teach your kids about a lot more than the three Rs.

Searching for Gwennyth

Photo by Audrey Pavia Gwennyth is off sitting on eggs somewhere. Gwennyth was our first hen. We actually thought we had gotten three hens, but it turned out two of them were roosters. Gwenny was our only girl. The tamest of all our chickens, Gwennyth is special. She doesn’t look like the other hens, all of […]

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