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Spontaneous Sex Reversal – Is That My Hen Crowing?!
July 12, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Have you heard a hen crowing when you know you don’t keep roosters? Jeff Goldblum’s groovy scientist character in the 1993 blockbuster, “Jurassic Park,” comments that “life finds a way” …

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How a Chicken Lays an Egg Inside of an Egg
July 6, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

When raising chickens for eggs, expect the unexpected. Though quite rare, it is well-known that occasionally a hen will lay an egg inside of an egg. The cause of this phenomenon …

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Alternatives to Culling Chickens
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

My oldest chicken is eight years old. She still manages to pop out a handful of eggs a year, but they’re usually wrinkled and a bit misshapen with thin shells. …

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Ask the Expert: Egg-Bound Chickens and Other Laying Issues

 I am looking for more information on what to do with an egg-bound chicken. I recently lost a good laying hen to what I am surmising was a retained egg. …

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How Do Chickens Lay Eggs?
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

“I can’t buy your eggs anymore,” was the astonishing announcement made by a college student who had been one of my best customers. I had to know what was going …

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How Old Do Chickens Need to Be to Lay Eggs? (VIDEO)
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

At Backyard Poultry, we love to tackle common reader questions, such as why have my chickens stopped laying? and why are my chickens laying soft eggs? With our popular Chickens in a Minute …

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What Causes Deformed Chicken Eggs and Other Egg Abnormalities?
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

Egg abnormalities and deformed chicken eggs occur with almost every breed of hen at some point in her egg laying career. Eggs laid by non-commercially bred hens vary considerably in size, …

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