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Do I Need to Wash My Eggs?

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Re-Purpose Your Eggshells

Eggstreme Eggshell Make-Over

Okay, I get it, you’re here on this page, you’re a Manna Pro Hearty Homesteader. You’re crafty and resourceful; you already reduce, reuse, and recycle, and 99.9% of you already re-purpose your eggshells. Still, on the off chance that you don’t know all the fun things you can do with eggshells, I’ve put together a list. With any luck you might find your new favorite eggshell re-do right here!

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The Anatomy of an Egg

Now that you are a chicken keeper and realize how different fresh eggs look and taste, have you ever wondered what all those parts are when you crack open an egg into a dish? You are not alone and today, I thought that it would be nice to share and explain exactly what you are seeing. Let’s start with the shell.

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Egg Laying and Optimizing Production in Backyard Chickens

One of the many reasons chicken keepers like you and I begin to keep chickens in our backyards is for the eggs. Fresh eggs cannot be beat. Not only do they taste better, but they are much more nutritious and fresher than their grocery store counterparts.

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Raising Chickens with P. Allen Smith

Looking for expert advice from someone who know's poultry?

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Decorating Backyard Eggs for Easter

If you have a variety of backyard chicken breeds like I do, I’m sure you often hear that their eggs are so beautiful they don’t even need to be decorated for Easter. I hear it every time a neighbor, friend, or family member takes a gander at my blue, green, cream, and chocolate colored eggs. To be totally honest, it’s true. The eggs are gorgeous enough to display for Easter without any additional adornments or dyes.

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Chicken Breed Spotlight: "Easter Egger" Chickens

One of the most popular chicken breeds is the "Easter Egger" and I'm not surprised one bit!  Not only are they usually assertive, friendly and comical, but they come in a wide variety of colors and patters and lay eggs in a wide variety of shades.

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