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New pasteurization technology could sharply reduce the number of egg-borne illnesses
Less than 3% of the eggs sold in the United States are pasteurized. Currently, pasteurization is done by immersing eggs in hot water, which can lead to cloudy egg whites. New pasteurization...
Featured in our latest issue, Pick. at Garden Patch Farms is run by Tony Ndoca and Lexie Miller, two siblings from Illinois. Learn about their pick-your-own style farm!
The color tells you what the chickens are eating
When you crack open an egg and see a vibrant yellow or orange egg yolk, most people assume that’s a sign of a fresh, especially nutritious egg. And it might even taste better. Jacquie Jacob...
Help hens lay farm fresh eggs by providing comfortable nests and quality feed.
If raising a backyard flock was a treasure hunt, the ultimate prize would be a hen’s first egg. To extend this feeling of exhilaration and help hens produce wholesome, nutritious eggs long-term...
Find out answers to common questions about raising chickens and eggs.
Whip up a quick breakfast that everyone will enjoy! Add egg, cornmeal and honey to browned sausage for a complete breakfast in a single patty!
Start to Finish: 10 minutes Ingredients: Nonstick cooking spray 1 link country-style chicken breakfast sausage 1 egg 2 tablespoons...
Create a long-term flock care plan before purchasing new chicks.
A Virginia woman shares her tips on how to raise chickens like the old-timers did
Lisa Steele’s family has been raising chickens for five-generations, and she now has her own small flock on her Suffolk, Virginia, farm. She’s also a writer and thought others would be...
Why Deb Miller thinks "a bad day on the farm is still better than a good day in the office."
Alexis Koefoed realized that hindsight was 20/20
For years, Alexis Koefoed of Vacaville, California drove by a bare piece of land that she dreamed of owning. When it came up for sale in the late 90’s, she convinced her husband Eric that they...