Updated: Jun 3, 2022
Collecting eggs has been something I have enjoyed since I was a little girl with my Granny. I always wanted chickens ever since I was little. When I finally was able to get some chickens it was something I still loved. Even after collecting hundreds of eggs over the years I still never tire of it.
Let's talk eggs. Some chicken Mamas and Daddys get chickens for many different reasons. SAJES Homestead has chickens because we love chickens and we love pretty eggs.
We get questions about chickens a lot. Here are a few of them...
How do you get colored eggs? Different breeds lay different size, color, and number of eggs.
No, we do not feed them food coloring to make colored eggs. Hehe!
Do chickens lay more than one egg a day? No, they do not lay more than one a day.
Do chickens lay every day? Some breeds lay more eggs a year than others. When choosing your breed of chicken you will want to look up how many they lay a year. We try and shoot for 250-300 a year when we choose chicken breeds.
What does straight run mean? Straight run is usually a term used when buying chicks that have not been sexed. So you could get females and males mixed.
Do you need a rooster for a hen to lay an egg? No, roosters are beneficial but they fertilize the eggs only. A hen will lay with or without a rooster.
If you have any questions please comment below and we would love to answer your questions.