Pallet Chicken Coop

Pallet Chicken Coop

There’s something so rewarding about having hens. I like seeing them run to me whenever I’m outside.  It’s silly, I know.  They’re my pets.  I don’t have them named because I can’t tell them apart, but I still took care of them from the egg, from being in chicksville… Yet, when obtaining baby chicks, there’s something amiss with the whole operation of raising hens.  The whole idea of providing them a home.  I made the mistake of buying a cheaply constructed coop during my first chicken raising round.  After experiencing…

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Pressure Cooking Fresh Eggs and Dying Brown Eggs

Pressure Cooking Fresh Eggs and Dying Brown Eggs

After raising hens with large brown eggs, I thought I must be crazy to feel I had to buy white eggs to dye for Easter.  After all, could brown eggs REALLY hold color like a white egg?  The answer to the question is YES!  Not only can the brown eggs hold the color, but the color is deeper and richer BECAUSE of the eggs being brown. However, with fresh eggs becomes a challenge with hardboiling.  WHY? I discovered very quickly that attempting to boil fresh eggs led to a peeling…

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