• Why Your Chicken Eggs Smell Fishy – and What to Do

    Why Your Chicken Eggs Smell Fishy – and What to Do

    While I love eating fresh eggs, sometimes you get an egg that just smells fishy. And then it tastes weird and fishy, too. So why do some chicken eggs smell fishy? And what can we do to prevent them? Chickens eggs smell fishy due to nutrigenetics (a combination of nutrition and genetics). The most common […]

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  • Can You Make Jerky In a Freeze Dryer?

    Can You Make Jerky In a Freeze Dryer?

    I love using my freeze dryer to store fresh foods. And jerky is an amazing and delicious food that I enjoy any time (but particularly while camping). Which made me wonder… can you make jerky in a freeze dryer? Jerky can be made in a freeze dryer but it won’t have the same texture as […]

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  • Do Sheep Get Cold After Shearing?

    Do Sheep Get Cold After Shearing?

    An image of sheep grazing in the forest.

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  • Do Sheep Like to Be Pet?

    Do Sheep Like to Be Pet?

    Sheep are a favorite at petting zoos and farms. My kids love seeing and petting them. But do sheep like to be petted? I asked around and did some research – and here’s what I found about if sheep like to be petted. Sheep that are accustomed to people enjoy being petted by their humans. […]

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  • This is Why Your Chicken Eggs Have Ridges

    This is Why Your Chicken Eggs Have Ridges

    Whether you’ve got chickens or you’re still researching them, it’s nice to have an idea of what to expect. And as I’ve come to find out, eggs aren’t always perfectly egg-shaped – some come with ridges. Why do some chicken eggs have ridges? Chicken eggs develop ridges if stress or defective shell glands cause a […]

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  • Do Chickens Catch and Eat Mice? (In Coops, Fields, etc)

    Do Chickens Catch and Eat Mice? (In Coops, Fields, etc)

    While cleaning the coop one evening, I saw some mice trying to steal some fallen feed. I don’t want rodents in the coop, but then I wondered – do chickens catch and/or eat mice? And will they keep their coop rodent-free? Chickens will catch and eat whatever looks appealing, they can catch, and they can […]

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  • How Long Do Chickens Live? 5 Important Things to Know

    How Long Do Chickens Live? 5 Important Things to Know

    Even before we first got our chickens, I wondered how long they would live – and what I would need to know in order to take care of them. So how long can and do chickens live? And which factors impact that length? While chickens are capable of living up to 20 years, their life […]

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