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General QuestionsUpdated 6 months ago

How often do chickens lay eggs? 

Depends on the breed and age. Some chickens lay an egg almost every day, others every 1 1/2 to 2 days. If the chicken is broody or going through a molt, they may not lay for several days to weeks. 

Everyone needs a break sometimes.

How long will farm-fresh eggs keep in the refrigerator? 

For real, and we'll pinky promise on this one. Backyard chicken eggs stay fresh in the fridge MUCH longer than eggs that are store bought.

While we recommend storing eggs in the refrigerator immediately. Freshly laid eggs can actually be left out at room temps for at least a month.

Crazy, right?

How long do chickens live? 

In a safe home with a healthy diet? Life spans are 6-8 years.

Totally not unreasonable.

Should I provide fresh vegetables to my chickens? 

High-quality pellets should be, no doubt, the basis of any chicken's diet. But, any chicken likes a little diversity, and they're gonna really appreciate some fresh veggies (greens, tomatoes, eggplant, squash, melons... almost all fruits (except citrus!)).

How do I find out if chickens are legal in my area? 

Check your local ordinances. Also, if there’s a homeowner’s association for your neighborhood, contact them before you take the plunge. It would be fun for no one if you got your beautiful babies and then had to give them back. That’s a month of tears. AT LEAST. Unless you’re willing to relocate.

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