Using Our Farm Fresh Eggs

Using Our Farm Fresh Eggs!

Farm Fresh Eggs from Our Hens

Using our farm fresh eggs for breakfast and baking is such a treat! I went for several months without any home-raised before I had hip replacement surgery. That experience really made me appreciate our new hens and all the fresh eggs they give us. πŸ™‚

Keeping laying hens for fresh eggs is one of the first projects many homesteaders try out and for good reason. Pasture-raised eggs are more nutritious for us, according to researchers. The yolks are a deep shade of gold and they taste so much better than store bought!

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Some folks choose to let their hens take the winter off from laying, while others keep their flock in production. I choose to keep the eggs coming through the winter, although this is a personal choice.

laying hens and farm fresh eggs are a part of my homestead

Farm Fresh Eggs is One of My Favorite Topics

Laying Hens and farm-fresh eggs are two of my favorite topics to write about! Over the years I’ve shared a lot of information about the subject of keeping hens for your own fresh eggs. Here are some of my favorite posts about keeping laying hens and using their eggs!

How to Sell Your Farm Fresh Eggs - The Self Sufficient HomeAcre

How to Sell Your Farm Fresh Eggs

12 Ways to Reduce Your Chicken Feed Bill

How to Feed Your Hens for Best Egg Production

how to get more eggs from your laying hens

How to Get More Eggs from Your Laying Hens

What to Do With Extra Eggs

How to Tell if a Hen is Laying Eggs

Color Your Easter Eggs without a kit

Color Your Easter Eggs Without a Kit

The Chicken Chronicles – Easter Eggers

So I’ve been researching the best breeds to keep in my cold climate. Right now I have all White Leghorns and these hens are egg laying machines. I love that! But the extreme cold weather this winter has me thinking about chicken breeds that are more adapted to my climate.

I shared a post over on The New Homesteader’s Almanac on the 16 Best Cold Tolerant Chicken Breeds…just in case you are looking for chickens that can handle the cold too. I hope you’ll stop by and check out my new site and maybe even sign up for updates!

Do you have laying hens? What is your favorite breed?

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Lisa Lombardo

Freelance Writer at Tohoca, LLC
Lisa writes in-depth articles about gardening and homesteading topics. She grew up on a farm and has continued learning about horticulture, animal husbandry, and home food preservation ever since. She has earned an Associate of Applied Science in Horticulture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She is a self proclaimed gardening freak and crazy chicken lady.

In addition to writing for her own websites, Lisa has contributed articles to The Prepper Project and

The author lives outside of Chicago with her husband, son, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a variety of poultry.
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