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Charlcie

Good quality feed is the key to producing quality, nutritious eggs.Eggs just don't happen, well...sometimes they do, but good quality consistent production of eggs takes attention to the health, care, and welfare of the chickens that produce the eggs.  Good quality feed is at or near the top of the list.

When choosing a poultry laying feed, looking at the guaranteed analysis can help you determine if the nutritional content of that feed is appropriate for the producing layers. Many would think that two products that both contain 16% protein, 2.5% fat, etc. would be pretty much the same feed. Not necessarily true.  The fact is, feeds with similar guaranteed analysis may be manufactured using very different formulation strategies and have very different formulas. This can affect the nutritional value for your laying flock. Most commonly, feed...

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Charlcie

I had an older gentleman call me the other day asking about eggs.  The conversation went something like this…

 “Hi.  Do you have eggs for sale?”

 “Why yes I do.”

 "How much do you get for a dozen?”

 “The large eggs are $2.50 a dozen.  The medium eggs are $2.00 a dozen.”

 “Oh, OK…Thank you.”

 “You’re welcome.”

I...

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Charlcie

One of the things I find is so interesting about having a small backyard flock of chickens is that you don't have to worry about strict conformity as to the outward appearance of each egg.  Now, I'm purely referring here to color only.  Of course it is important that eggs for human consumption be clean and that the shell maintains its integrity with no cracks or checks.  We do our best to see that all of our eggs pass muster in the above areas, but we can afford some individuality as far as egg shell color.

In the commercial market, not only do eggs need to be clean and of good shell quality, but eggs also need to be of as uniform color as possible in addition to the grading standards of weight and interior quality the retail market demands. ...

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