Category Archives: Chickens

SUSSEX CHICKENS

Speckled Sussex

SPECKLED SUSSEX

This is my beautiful speckled Sussex hen.  I had never owned sussex chickens until she came along.  She is a sweet gentle hen with a lot of personality.  I plan to add several more to my growing flock.

Sussex Bantam Trio

LIGHT SUSSEX

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BUFF SUSSEX

WHY YOU SHOULD NOT WASH FRESH EGGS

 

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WHY YOU SHOULD NOT WASH FRESH EGGS

I usually don’t wash my eggs until I am ready to use them unless it’s been raining and they are dirty.   I have done extensive research  before making this decision and realized that they stayed fresh much longer if unwashed whether they were refrigerated or not.

Our Newest Chicks

Polish chicks

I was excited to come home from vacation and see new baby chicks.

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Ginger is my mother hen and I usually let her raise all babies.  The three chicks with black coloring are Polish babies and the yellow one is a silkie.

Barbu d’Uccle or Belgian d’Uccle Chickens

I have several D’uccle’s and they are one of my favorite chickens.  I currently have Millie Fleurs, Porcelain,  and Golden Neck.  Hopefully, I will be able to hatch more this summer.  For those of you that love these booted bantams as much as I do, I have posted some of my favorite colors and patterns.

 

Tamara Staples The Magnificent Chicken Self Blue Bearded D'anvers Cockerel

SELF BLUE

Lemon mille fleur booted bantam by Jennifer:

LEMON MILLIE FLEUR

TO WASH OR NOT TO WASH FRESH EGGS

to wash or Not To Wash Farm Fresh Eggs | Homesteading | livinlovinfarmin

I just ran across this article on the egg wash debate.  I don’t wash my eggs unless I am ready to give the away or I am ready to eat them.  I do place them in the refrigerator, though I don’t believe it’s necessary, since I don’t eat a lot of eggs and I don’t want them sitting on the counter for a long period of time.

Eggs are normally clean and if I happen to come across one that is muddy or dirty, I simply toss it over the fence.  Since I don’t want to risk any kind of contamination, I do give my eggs a good wash before I crack them to use for baking or eating.I did extensive research before deciding

I did extensive research on the safety of leaving eggs on the kitchen counter and though you will find information on both side of the debate, most of the information I read said that it is perfectly safe practice.  Have traveled to several countries, I find that many of our practises are very different from other countries which is probably why I found this article so interesting.

Check out TO WASH OR NOT TO WASH FRESH EGGS over at Livin Lovin Farmin.

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