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How Blue Eggs Get Their Color
June 14, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat, Kids' Corner

Growing up in New England,  I lived across the street from my grandparents’ chicken farm. I am not sure which chicken breeds they raised, so I don’t know about the …

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All About Araucana Chickens

By Alan Stanford, Ph.D., Eastern Show Chair Of The Araucana Club Of America — The Araucana chicken has some bizarre features; they are rumpless and have ear tufts. Oh yes, and they …

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Getting to Know Olive Egger Chickens
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Cross-Breed: Olive Egger chicken Origin: Olive Egger chickens are not a breed, per se, but a cross of two breeds — usually a blue egg layer and a dark brown …

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Chickens as Pets: 5 Kid-Friendly Chicken Breeds
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

Raising a flock of backyard chickens as pets with “benefits” is a fun, fulfilling activity that the whole family can get involved in. Kids love to help collect eggs, refill feeders …

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What Does Blood in Chicken Eggs Mean?
February 22, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

When you raise your own flock of backyard chickens long enough, you will likely encounter all kinds of odd eggs, including blood in chicken eggs. From tiny fairy (or wind) eggs …

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A Guide to Different Colored Chicken Eggs
February 22, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat, Kids' Corner

Imagine the excitement of peering into your nesting boxes and finding a rainbow of different colored eggs every day. There are more than 60 breeds of chickens recognized by the …

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From Beet Dye to Pysanky: Decorating Your Own Flock’s Eggs

By Janice Cole, Minnesota Using vegetable colorants, like beet dye, is a natural way to decorate Easter eggs. Or, for more of a challenge, try pysanky or using colorful shells …

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