Raising Chickens for Eggs

In this 5 minute video, Home Farm Ideas tells us about raising chickens for eggs.

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Matt here. Home farm ideas. And today one of my girls laid an egg and I believe I know who it is based on the fact that she’s hanging out by it.

See the egg down there? It’s small, but it’s her first one. And it was Red. Red was first. She’s next. I think a clear indication of when they’re going to lay is when their combs, you know, their comb’s nice and red.

That was the only indication that I had. She did start to get closer to the ground too. So that’s another indication that they’re going to lay. They start to want to lay down so the rooster can jump on them, but there was no rooster.

Her comb hasn’t turned red like Reds has. That’s Red right there. So anyways. Thought I’d share with you guys, I don’t know how she’s going to be with me getting in here, but she’s the mama and there’s the egg. Let me grab it and then I’ll get back to you guys.

So there it is, she’s pissed off that I’m taking her egg, but too bad. So that’s her first egg, going to sit down here so we can see it better. I got some pretty big mitts so, she’s mad, I got some pretty big mitts so this is a, it’s a sizeable egg. 

It’s probably about an ounce maybe, but anyway. See how it’s all speckled? Isn’t that neat. One thing that you don’t want to do, that I’ve read basically that you don’t want to do, is you don’t want to wash them off like these big commercial companies. You want to leave them be.

Because they, there’s enamel on the outside of the egg. And if you wash it off it’s more prone to get things seeping into it like salmonella. So you don’t want to wash them right away. Now if you had poop all over them, I mean you can wash it off a little bit, but don’t really go crazy washing the egg.

So anyways, first egg. Red laid it, she’s a good chicken. She might make a lot of noise but she’s a good chicken. And then you’ve got Mouth here, she just talks constantly, but not today she’s freaking out because someone laid an egg and there goes Red looking for the egg.

I need to put more hay in their boxes. I was just asking around about it and so I need to put a lot more hay so they feel comfortable going up in there. So hopefully that will happen.

So anyways, if you have any questions or comments, post them below. Subscribe to our channel which is right over here and go to our YouTube, not our YouTube page, our Facebook page.

We been discussing this stuff a lot over there and we’ve got like I don’t know, close to 900 members now and it’s growing like crazy. So when you get a chance come over there, subscribe to my channel and I’m going to have a lot more chicken updates. So anyways have a great day and like always God bless.

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