If you’re not sure if your hens are laying eggs yet, there are some tell-tale signs you can look for.
In this podcast, I reveal my favorite ways to tell whether my hens are laying yet.
You can stand around and watch to see if an egg pops out (I’ve done that – you’ll be waiting a long time!) or you can look for some not-so-subtle signals.
I also reveal how to use up all those eggs she’ll lay (we get a LOT of eggs every day, so I’ve become a master at finding new ways to use them in things like quiches, fritattas, and super yummy egg custard).
Even better, we talk about how to preserve all those eggs, because eventually, she will stop laying. I didn’t preserve them last year, and really missed farm fresh eggs over the winter. I wish I had preserved some, and I’m making sure to do it this summer!
- The easy-peasy way to tell instantly if your hens are laying
- My favorite ways to use up all those wonderful eggs (your family will love these!)
- Old timey (but tried and true) ways to preserve eggs for leaner times
Links we discuss:
Where to grab a free coupon book ($32 value!) from Manna Pro Poultry
Where to read about preserving eggs in water glass
How to use mineral oil to preserve eggs
Where to buy water glass
Maat van Uitert is a backyard chicken and sustainable living expert. She is also the author of Chickens: Naturally Raising A Sustainable Flock, which was a best seller in it’s Amazon category. Maat has been featured on NBC, CBS, AOL Finance, Community Chickens, the Huffington Post, Chickens magazine, Backyard Poultry, and Countryside Magazine. She lives on her farm in Southeast Missouri with her husband, two children, and about a million chickens and ducks. You can follow Maat on Facebook here and Instagram here.