The Science Behind Eggs

In today’s culture, there is a movement to return to the wholesome foods of our ancestors We are looking for pure foods, unadulterated by preservatives and chemical ingredients You don’t have to look far, and I bet one of your hens has already made one for you this morning-an egg!

Cool Egg Facts

  • One medium sized egg contains around 160 calories
  • The total cholesterol in an egg is about 200 mg
  • The fresher,the more nutrients are retained
  • It is recommended to eat 1-2 eggs per day to maintain heart health
  • Eggs have been proven to help lose weight!
  • The healthiest egg

Chicken Eggs vs. Duck Eggs

Get ready for the ultimate matchup in the egg world! Are you team chicken or team duck? We’ve raised both on our acreage and I have a lot of thoughts about that! As you know, the chickens won out for me However, there are people I know that swear by duck eggs I think it really boils down to what your preferences and desires are I fell in love with chickens The ducks I could live without

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What is a Meat Spot?

Have you ever cracked open a farm fresh egg, only to find a strange little brown blob on it?

It is called a “meat spot,” and as off-putting as that name may sound, a meat spot is actually an indicator of freshness


A meat spot looks like an irregularly shaped brown/red speck It is always found inside the albumen, or white of the egg A meat spot does not indicate a fertilized egg Meat spots can and will occur in non-fertilized eggs The odd speck is a piece of tissue that accidentally attaches to the egg while being formed in the

An Egg’s Incredible Journey

Perhaps the greatest joy of keeping a small chicken flock happens when an egg hits the frying pan The bold orange yolk is as pleasant to the eye as it will soon be to the taste buds  No grocery store egg can compare with it That egg followed an amazing journey before becoming human breakfast

Months earlier, folks at Hoover’s Hatchery collected hatching eggs from their numerous brooder flocks and trucked them to Rudd, Iowa, then gently tucked them into incubators On each egg’s yolk is a tiny cell with combined genes from the rooster that mated with the hen