First Egg to Retirement: A Reference Guide to Keeping Strong, Productive Hens

First Egg to Retirement: A Reference Guide to Keeping Strong, Productive Hens

First Egg to Retirement: Keep Hens Strong and Productive

This FREE handbook is packed full of facts to help you enjoy farm fresh eggs for years

Dear Fellow Chicken Lover,

So, you found your first egg! Make sure to download this FREE guide to make sure you know how to keep your hens laying for years to come.

How many eggs can I expect? Is there a certain feed I need to have? What about treats and supplements for my hens? Why are my hens losing their feathers and why have they stopped laying? What should I have in my coops to keep hens comfortable? Is there something different I need to do in the winter?

You’ve definitely come to the right place to get the your questions answered and the most useful facts about chickens. We are the folks from Backyard Poultry, America’s favorite poultry magazine, and we’ve partnered with Purina® to give you the information you need to raise strong, productive hens.

Use this free guide to get quick tips on what to feed your hens! Best of all, you can download it right now for free and make sure your hens are getting the nutrition they need.

Hen Nutrition

You could scour the Internet, haunt the library and spend weeks researching in order to find the best nutritional mix for your laying hens. Or you could just read our free handbook in a few minutes and be ready to support your hens’ needs!

What’s more, this is no jargon-heavy, scientific tome. It’s a straightforward, down-to-earth guide written in friendly language to deliver experience-based advice that even the most novice poultry keeper will understand.

It’s organized so you know what to expect of your laying hens. From describing layer feed requirements to listing acceptable and unacceptable treats… all the way to what good nutrition looks like in your hens… Our guide will help you raise your chickens from their first egg until retirement!

We even answer those questions you might think are too silly to ask – but aren’t!

Are colored eggs more nutritious than white eggs?

Eggshell color does not change egg nutrients. The color of the shell is simply decoration and is determined by which breed of chicken you own. A little known fact: You may be able to tell the shell color by the hen’s earlobe. Hens with white earlobes typically lay white or lightly tinted eggs. Hens with red earlobes most commonly lay brown eggs.

How do chickens digest food?

Chickens digest food through a unique pathway for digestion with each ingredient serving a specific purpose. Hens are excellent converters of feed, channeling those nutrients directly into their eggs.

How do hens make eggs?

The magic behind each farm fresh egg is a 24-26-hour process. Hens spend much of the process making sure the calcium-rich shell is strong and protective. When the lights are off, and the hens are sleeping, that’s when most of this internal work happens.

As you can see, whatever you’re worried about, we’ve got the solution – and in many cases, the answer is a lot easier than you might have anticipated. There’s a reason why so many people are deciding to raise chickens in their backyards, after all. So what are you waiting for? It’s fun, manageable and rewarding! Just read our free guide and see!

All together, this handbook is designed to help you…

  • Learn what you need to keep laying hens healthy and strong
  • Discover signs of molting and how to make your hen comfortable through the process
  • Involve your family by learning the process of egg production
  • Choose the best feeds to meet your hens’ needs
  • Become an expert on how to care for hens, no matter what your level of previous experience

In short, the first step to happy, healthy laying hens … is to download this FREE handbook right now!

Mature Hens: It’s Egg-Laying Time

Learn what helps determine how many eggs your flock will lay with help from our friends at Purina®. When you start to read our free handbook, you’ll notice right away that it’s written to help you care for your flock. We explain how lighting, temperature, and chicken feed play a role.

And of course you get all the practical advice you need, including:

  • How to deal with hen pecking
  • Tips on seasonal weather care
  • Facts on chicken nutrition – so you can choose which is right for you
  • Advice and instructions on setting up your coop
  • The best ways to add new birds to your flock
  • A guide to hatching eggs at home

This free guide takes the worry out of caring for your flock – as your birds go from their first egg, all the way through retirement – and everything in between! Armed with these facts about laying hens, you will get to enjoy farm fresh eggs for years to come.

We guide you through the process of adding new birds and hen pecking, to getting your coop comfy and safe, to picking the best feed and treats. And if your chickens get stop laying, we’ve got you covered there, too!

Are you ready now to start learning about keeping hens healthy from their first egg through retirement? Keeping laying hens is incredibly fun and rewarding, as you’ll find out when you read this free handbook.

What else will you be able to do when you’re finished reading?

  • Keep your flock safe from predators
  • Identify what your hens need for optimal egg laying
  • Feed your chickens exactly the right food
  • Find the perfect location for your coop
  • Harvest and enjoy – or even sell – dozens of your own eggs

And above all …

  • Enjoy!

We hope you’ll download our free handbook immediately, because the sooner you read it, the sooner you and your family can start enjoying a bounty of farm fresh eggs.

Yours for the love of chickens,

Ellen Grunseth
for Countryside