Tag Archives: Eggs

Robin’s Pumpkin Stuffed Crepes

Crepe Ingredients:CWPumpkin Crepes

1 Cup of flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup of milk
1 1/2 cup of water
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons of melted butter

Filling Ingredients:

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1/2 cup of powdered sugar
1/2 cup of Pumpkin
1 cup of cream cheese
1/2 tsp of vanilla
1 tsp of cinnamon
1/4 tsp of nutmeg
1/4 tsp of ginger
1/8 tsp of cloves

Directions:

Crepes:
Whisk flour and eggs together. Slowly mix in water and milk. Finally, add the salt and melted butter. Make sure the batter is smooth. Put enough batter in the pan to just cover the bottom.
Cook on medium/medium-high for about two minutes on each side in a lightly oiled pan.

Filling:
Mix all ingredients together.

Finished product:
Fill crepe with filling and roll up. For added deliciousness you can put on whipped cream or powdered sugar.

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Lights In Your Coop?

Along with the excitement of cooler weather and all the preparations for the Holidays, come the shorter days of winter and slowing down of egg production.

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Hens need 12-17 hours of daylight per day to lay eggs depending on the breed. By the time Fall rolls around, our days are limited to 12 hours and continue decreasing throughout the winter.

Do you put supplemental lighting in your coop to encourage egg production?

There are arguments to both sides of this question. Those in favor of lights believe it’s just a way to fix the problem of not enough light. Those against lights believe this is a time God made for the hens to rest their bodies.

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What do you think?

Personally, I’ll be putting lights up soon. My girls haven’t been doing enough laying to need to rest.

For more information check out this post on The Chicken Chick.

Have a great night!

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Hens Not Laying?

Have your hens stopped laying? I’ve seen many posts on Facebook groups from people asking why their hens might not being laying. Here are the basic reasons from House, Barn, Farm.

Oh No! Not getting eggs? Here are 4 reasons why. *House.Barn.Farm.*

 

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Chickens 101

People ask me all kinds of questions when they find out I have chickens. Now that I’m at the market with a few of my girls, I get dozens of those questions every week. I thought a short, basic chicken lesson would help. For more information, there are hundreds of websites, blogs and pages about chickens. Or maybe someday I’ll write a part two. (“>

First, let me answer the most common questions.

  • No, not all “chickens” lay eggs. Only the female “hens” lay eggs.
  • Most young hens lay one egg a day, 5-6 days per week.
  • Hens start laying eggs somewhere between 4-6 months old.
  • No, not all eggs have chicks in them, only the eggs fertilized… by a rooster…before laying.
  • Males and females both have combs and wattles. Most males have more prominent combs and wattles than their female counterparts.
  • Most chickens can fly short distances, over fences or up into trees where they naturally roost.
Next, let’s get our terminology straight.
  • Adult females are called hens.
  • Females that are too young to lay eggs are called pullets.
  • Adult males are called roosters.
  • Males under 1 year are called cockerels.
  • Baby chickens are called chicks.
  • comb is on the top of their heads and the wattles are on the sides of their beaks.
  • Chickens loose their feathers once a year in a molt.
  • coop is a hen house with a roost to stand on and a nesting box to lay in.

Finally, here are some other helpful and interesting facts.

  • Hens need 12-16 hours daylight to lay eggs. Most free-range hens don’t lay during the winter due to the shorter days.
  • Chickens live about 5-10 years depending on the breed.
  • Some breeds are better layers while others are better for their meat, “broilers” or “fryers”.
  • Chickens eat most anything. Grubs, popcorn, leftovers and scraps. Feed, water and egg shells and they’re good to go!
  • DO NOT feed them citrus, avocado skin or pit, raw eggs, salt or sugar.
  • They put themselves to bed at sunset.
  • Chickens are very social and fun to watch.
  • Chickens are easy to take care of. Food, water, hay for the nesting box, a safe place to roost for the night and a safe pen to run around in during the day. Don’t forget to check for eggs!
Have fun!   (“>