Posts Tagged ‘Eggs’

The grossest egg your hens will ever lay October 21, 2016 8 Comments

While most of the eggs your hens will lay are going to be very normal, to start off October on a Halloween-ey note, I thought we’d take a moment to discuss the grossest egg you’ll ever see from your flock… if you enter the Twilight Zone! BWA-HAHAHAHA! (That was my evil laugh.) But the tale I’m going to tell […]

Lovely Old Birds September 15, 2015 2 Comments

One of the best parts about working at My Pet Chicken is being able to talk about chickens, all day long, with people who like talking about chickens!  We discuss young birds, and old birds and everything in between. If you’ve just caught the chicken-fever, you know what I am talking about when I say […]

Listen Lissa: My hen lays funny-looking eggs! September 6, 2013 7 Comments

A Listen Lissa reader writes in with a question about her hens’ funny-looking eggs: I have a question about some funny-looking eggs. My chickens are a year old now, and have been laying for about seven months. Recently, I’ve noticed that two have had extra shell build-up on the outside of their eggs, sort of […]

Fresh greens mean healthier eggs April 3, 2013 5 Comments

I love my flock!  Watching their funny antics, getting mobbed when I show up with treats, and being adored by a few lap chickens is rewarding, but being able to supply my family with delicious, healthy eggs from happy hens is one of the main reasons I keep chickens. Hens with access to fresh greens […]

Chicken coop gumption January 25, 2013 12 Comments

I need more gumption, chicken coop gumption. I don’t want any more frozen eggs. Yesterday there were four frozen–four! The fact is, I sometimes don’t get out to the coop enough, especially in winter. When it’s icy and cold, I need to go out more often to gather eggs, or they might freeze. I know […]

Washing eggs, and why you shouldn’t November 9, 2012 22 Comments

To wash eggs or not to wash eggs… that is the question! Except that it’s not much of a question for me. Washing eggs is something that can be on the risky side, if you do it wrong, so I don’t wash my eggs unless they’re soiled. Even then, I don’t wash them unless they’re […]

Four great tips for cooking with backyard eggs September 21, 2012 10 Comments

It’s that time of year—the autumnual equinox is upon us! If you started chicks early this spring, you may just now be seeing your flock’s first backyard eggs, since most breeds begin laying when hens reach around 6 months old.  We celebrate this time of year at our house in a variety of ways, but […]

WOW your kids with this Deviled Eggs Trick April 3, 2012 4 Comments

There are a lot of left over hard boiled eggs at this time of year, a perfect opportunity for this deviled eggs trick. After we’re done dyeing our eggs, it’s normally not a problem at our house to use them all up–they’re so delicious because our eggs are from pastured, free range hens! I love hard […]

The Perfect Scrambled Egg February 16, 2012 7 Comments

Have you ever wondered how restaurants get their scrambled eggs so fluffy? I have – and I’ve been struggling for years to get that consistency. Most of the time they end up chewy. My poor family! Turns out, I’ve been way over-thinking it. The secret is simply this: water!

On the Secret Dangers of Chicken Keeping February 6, 2012 15 Comments

I used to love eating breakfast out. My family seldom eats out, actually; we do so maybe four times a year… but once upon a time, my favorite eat-out meal was the weekend mid-morning breakfast. It was just a treat. I loved going to one of the many ridiculous “down home” style chain restaurants, and […]