If you want year-round eggs, a few simple things can maximize your hens’ output. Here are some tried-and-true tricks for extending the laying season.
Courtesy .brioso./Flickr Odd eggs are par for the course in the world of backyard chicken-keeping and are usually still fine for the frying pan, as well as a little laugh. On the whole, egg abnormalities should usually not cause any concern. Sometimes, though, bizarre eggs may indicate a deficiency in vitamins or a hereditary anomaly […]
A reader’s young laying hens are losing their feathers and laying less eggs. She’s worried about her hens but she needn’t be. They’re probably going through their first molt.
A House bill would increase living-condition standards for layer hens on large-scale farms, though many agriculture organizations argue it’s not enough.