Egg Drop Syndrome

If you have a serious problem with thin-shelled or shell-less eggs, or a marked reduction in egg production, then you could be dealing with EGG DROP SYNDROME. I would not worry about the occasional thin-shelled or shell-less egg that...

Hatching

I’ve had both the good fortune of good fertility and a great hatch during a year that seemed disappointing for others, and the opportunity to study some of the latest methods used in the commercial poultry industry to increase...

Egg Binding

EGG BINDING is a serious disorder that most commonly affects a young hen when laying her first egg, but can affect any hen at any time. Some cases are so severe that the only possible solution is surgical, and...

Blood Spots

I found a blood spot in my fresh egg – what is that and are these eggs safe to eat? Blood spots are also called meat spots and are occasionally found on an egg yolk. Contrary to popular opinion,...

Oyster Shell

When should I start my pullets on oyster shell? Oyster shell should never be given to young pullets before egg production since calcium overdose may cause kidney damage. Only hens in production should be provided a calcium supplement such...