/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Purcell-Final-Logo-300x86-3-300x86.png 0 0 Purcell Quality /wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Purcell-Final-Logo-300x86-3-300x86.png Purcell Quality2012-11-05 13:00:002012-11-05 13:00:00All the Craze – Chickens!
For this post, we thought we would talk about the unique and rapidly growing trend of backyard chickens, since some of us at Purcell have them! Backyard chickens are not allowed in all cities, you will need to check your local ordinances.
- Shell color is only “skin deep” the eggs color on the inside are the same, no matter what the shell color is
- Egg production varies on the chicken, some lay eggs everyday while others may only lay eggs twice per week
- Hens don’t typically lay eggs in the dark, they will wait until the next sunrise
- Hens will lay eggs, weather or not they have ever seen a rooster. The rooster is only necessary for the fertilization of eggs
- A chicken eggs yolk color will vary from pale yellow to orange, depending on what the chicken has been eating
- Each chicken requires about 4 square feet of space in a coop
- There are hundreds of varieties of backyard chickens, here you can see which chickens would be acceptable in your climate
There are many different online sources to get your started, this is an excellent site that goes over everything from coops, breed and feed.
|Plymouth Barred Rock (Dixie)- lays brown eggs|
|Ameraucana ( Libby)- lays blue eggs|
|Rhode Island Reds (foreground- Poppy and Lucy)- Brown eggs|
|Ameraucana ( Hazel) – lays blue and green eggs|
|Light Brahma Hen|
|Chuckoo Maran Hen- Chocolate Brown Eggs|
|Buff Orpington Hen- Light Brown Eggs|
|Tullip , The Friendly Buff|
|A friends lavish chicken coop|