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Tips to Boost Egg Production

Brown and white eggs found at an outdoor market in NYC.

Fresh eggs sold at outdoor market in New York City.

by Kelly Klober

The fruit of the hen is one of the great staples of the human diet and is one of the major pillars of the local foods movement. Based on the many questions I have received, one of the great challenges now is how to put available poultry genetics to use for best possible results.

Every hen needs to produce just two fertile eggs each year to maintain her lineage. Beyond that point, factors such as breeding, nutrition and bird comfort and well-being will determine the productivity of the birds. Continue Reading →