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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...
Learn about a 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...