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Can Chickens Hatch Quail Eggs?

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

The answer is as simple as it is straightforward: Yes, broody chickens can hatch quail eggs. But there are some things to remember, as chickens and quails are not the same animals. We’ll guide you through the process to ensure you’ll hatch these quail eggs successfully. 6 Things to remember to successfully hatch and raise […]

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Purple Chicken Eggs

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Nothing more exciting than finding a purple egg in the nesting box. But how does the egg get its purple color, and what breeds can produce such beauties? What chickens lay purple eggs? Croad Langshan, Favorelles, and Olive Eggers can produce eggs with a purple, pink, or plum-colored shine. The color results from reddish pigments […]

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Chicken Egg Colors Chart

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Chickens can lay white, brown, blue, green, and even pink eggs. The eggshell color is controlled by genetics and varies per breed. A chicken egg colors chart provides an overview of the egg color per breed. You can consult the charts on this page or download the chicken egg colors charts as free printables. Free […]

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Black Chicken Eggs Myths Busted

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

The internet is full of stories about black chicken eggs. It’s all hype, there are no chickens that lay black eggs. The key takeaways are: Let’s dive in head first with the million-dollar question. What Chicken lays Black Eggs? There are no chickens that lay black eggs. Black chicken breeds like Ayam Cemani, Mystic Onyx, […]

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Meat Spots in Eggs

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

If you regularly crack an egg, you’ve probably noticed meat spots once in a while: tiny brown pieces floating around in the egg whites. Although safe to eat, they don’t look that appetizing. Let’s have a closer look at those tiny brown spots and how they end up in our eggs. What are Meat Spots […]

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Black Egg Yolks

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

If you crack an egg with a black yolk, the egg is spoiled and isn’t safe to eat. However, a hard-boiled egg can have black rims and is perfectly edible. Let’s see what turns an egg yolk black and when to toss it away. Why does an egg yolk turn black? Is it safe to […]

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Why do Hard-Boiled Egg Yolks Turn Green?

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Hard-cooked eggs can have a green shade from overcooking. It’s harmless but doesn’t look tasty and is easy to avoid. We answer the most common questions and take a deep dive into the complete chemical process that turns an egg yolk green. Why do hard-boiled egg yolks turn green? Is it safe to eat a […]

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Blood in the Egg Yolk

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

It can be alarming when you notice blood in the egg yolk, but it’s nothing to worry about. The egg is safe to eat, and there is nothing wrong with your hen. Let’s take a closer look at the blood spots you might encounter in egg yolks. Why is there blood in the egg yolk? […]

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Chicken Egg Anatomy

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

A chicken egg is much more complex than it might seem at first glance. It’s a complete ecosystem that consists of many smaller parts working together. After all, the egg is the vessel where the embryo of a chick develops during incubation. Let’s dive into the anatomy of the egg. Eggshell The outside of the […]

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Blood on Eggshell – Should you worry?

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Our chicken eggs come in wide varieties, shapes, and textures. Abnormal eggs aren’t that uncommon. Once your hens are old enough to start laying, chances are, during their lifetime, they’ll lay some abnormal-looking eggs. But when blood is involved, it’s best to be alert and watch your hen. Should you worry when you find blood on […]

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