Off Gate Egg Sales Need Realistic Prices

Like many backyarders and smallholders who keep chickens my laying flock produces more eggs than are needed by my family. Equally like many backyarders and smallholders I sell the surplus produce ‘off gate’. I suspect that also akin to everyone I don’t sell with profit necessarily in mind but perhaps unlike some others I do …

10 things you wanted to know about chickens but were afraid to ask – 6#

SINGLE CHICK SYNDROME If you set too few eggs in your incubator or it is one with a tiny capacity (yes, there are ones on the market that hold just three eggs), or if upon candling only a 3 or 4 are found to be fertile you have a risk and a decision to make. The …

10 things you wanted to know about chickens but were afraid to ask – 3#

SOFT SHELLED EGGS. As your chickens come back into lay then there is always a chance you might stumble across a soft shelled egg but what precisely are these, why do they occur and how can you prevent them? Soft shell eggs are those which are laid with only the inner and outer membrane in …