Wattles and Combs

The comb sits on top of the chicken’s head and the wattle hangs beneath the chicken’s bill. They are both soft, fleshy, thick, and made up of  blood-filled capillaries, which accounts for the bright red color.  While they can appear very different, wattles and combs all perform the same basic functions which are vital to … Read moreWattles and Combs

Soft-Shelled or Shell-less Eggs

If you raise chickens, eventually you will encounter eggs that, for obvious reasons, never make it to the grocery store.  One of those anomalies is the soft-shelled or shell-less egg.  An occasional soft-shelled egg is no reason for concern.  Reasons for these soft, squishy eggs incude: Calcium Deficiency Hens need an adequate amount of calcium in their … Read moreSoft-Shelled or Shell-less Eggs