Collecting Eggs: Dos and Don’ts

2022-11-10T01:33:54-08:00

Eggs are in many ways the ultimate food.  They come in their own protective shell, they can be eaten alone for breakfast, lunch or dinner and they are one of the key and healthy ingredients to many dishes including desserts.  In addition, eggs have historically served as an inexpensive source of high-quality protein, containing all the essential amino acids required by humans as part of a balanced diet. Compared to other food animals, chickens are relatively easy to raise and provide eggs in a short period of time. However, like other foods, eggs are susceptible to food-borne pathogens and can

Collecting Eggs: Dos and Don’ts2022-11-10T01:33:54-08:00

Raising Backyard Ducks for Eggs

2020-10-22T14:58:24-07:00

When we think about eggs, we often assume that chicken eggs are the only option! However, waterfowl (birds that spend a lot of time in the water) like geese and ducks are often great egg layers, and their eggs carry significant nutritional benefits for human health. In this article, we will share some of these amazing benefits: Duck egg whites are often richer in albumin, a healthy source of protein that our bodies need to function. There is an added benefit too - cakes and other delicious treats made with duck eggs are often fluffier and richer in flavor. Ducks

Raising Backyard Ducks for Eggs2020-10-22T14:58:24-07:00

The Chicken and the Egg: Which Breed to Buy, and Why

2020-09-08T11:26:21-07:00

If you’ve started the process of procuring poultry and choosing chickens, you’ve probably found yourself in need of some background on breeds. After all, there are LOTS of different kinds of chickens out there, and not all of them are created equal! The type of bird that best suits your needs will be determined by considering the following factors:  Your local temperature,  The size of the space available for your chickens to use & the temperament you want your chickens to have,  The amount of time you have and the age you want to start with, Your unique preferences when

The Chicken and the Egg: Which Breed to Buy, and Why2020-09-08T11:26:21-07:00
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