Chicken Ears

I’m taking a short break from talking about calving… to answer a question many of you had after my last “Ten Things You May Not Know About…” post. Of course, it was on chicks and eggs… and many of you … Continue reading

Ten Things You May Not Know About… Chicks/Eggs

Yes, chickens lay eggs without the presence of a rooster. However, the eggs will not be fertile and therefore will not develop into chicks. An egg starts to develop into a chick when it gets to the temperature of 86 … Continue reading


On time, 21 days after my egg tragedy, I was prepared for a new strategy. Since moving the hen and eggs a day before their due date didn’t work, and leaving them alone last year only gave me a small … Continue reading

Eight Cold Eggs

Colorful metaphors. Best intentions. However you want to describe it… I had a horrible failure. I mentioned with my video of the chicken laying her egg, that I thought it was my broody hen. Well, it wasn’t, of course, just … Continue reading

Chicken & Egg

Feeding my hens this morning, I noticed what I thought was my broody hen standing above her eggs, rear end facing out, with that zoned look in her eyes and a pulsing muscle near her tail. I knew the signs. … Continue reading