Blood Stained Egg Shells

egg-shell-blood-stained-causeImage from Backyard Chickens

Finding an egg in the nest box with blood on the shell can give any chicken keeper quite the scare… At least it did for me, my first time, a few years ago! However, they are not always dangerousBloody eggs generally come from young hens and pullets coming into lay. However, it can happen at almost any age. So… How does it happen… and when is it dangerous? Continue reading “Blood Stained Egg Shells”

Chicken History: Where Chickens Came From

Above: Welsummer Chicken (Hen)

Chickens are kept by many people for meat, eggs and even companionship worldwide… In the modern day, there are ~65 recognized chicken breeds in the US. However, there are hundreds of breeds recognized across the world. Each breed has a different temperament, characteristic, personality and appearance. So… where did all these interesting little creatures come from? Continue reading “Chicken History: Where Chickens Came From”