Friday, May 7, 2010

Backyard Chickens: Eggs-press Your Inner Farmer

On Thursday, May 20th, 7:00-9:00 pm the Redmond Library will present Backyard Poultrykeeping in a Nutshell. Raising happy chickens that produce eggs is easier than you might think! For people who are considering the idea of keeping chickens in their backyard, this free presentation provides an overview of the pros and cons. Presenter Paul Farley teaches classes for Seattle Tilth.

For more info, see Backyard Poutrykeeping in a Nutshell.

Eglu: The New Look in Coops
My sister-in-law, Jeanne, has two wonderful egg-laying hens, Mildred and Gertrude. These hens live in a modern, cool looking chicken coop, called an Eglu.

Eglu: the new look in hen houses Amazingly, a chicken can lay an egg a day at the peak of her production. Brown eggsIn general, female chickens, called pullets, start laying eggs at about six months of age. You’ll want to collect the eggs daily to minimize spoilage and breakage. What a great way to get wholesome food!

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