How to Interpret Misshapen Eggs


Misshapen eggs from chickens can be caused by a variety of diseases, conditions, and environmental factors. Here are some of the most common causes of misshapen eggs: Infectious bronchitis: This is a viral respiratory disease that affects chickens and can cause misshapen eggs, as well as reduced egg production and fertility. Egg drop syndrome: This is a viral disease that can cause soft-shelled, misshapen, or shell-less eggs. This disease can also cause a decrease in egg production. While the virus is naturally occurring in waterfowl such as ducks and geese, EDS occasionally finds its way into domestic chickens Avian influenza:

How to Interpret Misshapen Eggs2023-04-27T23:03:34-07:00

Collecting Eggs: Dos and Don’ts


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

Signs and Symptoms of Heat Stress in Chickens


Summer is a fun season of the year, filled with lots of outdoor time. It also means we will likely spend a lot of time trying to cool off! Just as we feel the effects of the hot weather, chickens are sensitive to the heat. Unlike us, they do not have sweat glands; when it gets hot, they can overheat. This makes them more sensitive to heat stress, a condition that occurs when a bird’s body temperature rises to fatal levels. Heat stress often results from a variety of environmental factors including humidity and air temperature as well as characteristics

Signs and Symptoms of Heat Stress in Chickens2020-09-23T19:02:26-07:00
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