Do Free Ranging Chickens Lay Fewer Eggs?

This wonderful question showed up as a search term in our site stats and I thought I should answer it in case that viewer came back. The short answer is “probably” and the longer answer is “it’s complicated.”   In general, hens begin to lay when between 18 and 22… Continue reading


One of my favourite tasks on the farm is candling and sorting the eggs. When I hold the bright light up against the eggs they glow like old fashioned Christmas lights. With the green eggs I can see the yellow of the yolk through the shell, on others it shows… Continue reading