Tuesday, October 22, 2013

259 eggs

The average hen lays 259 eggs a year!

Monday, October 21, 2013

182 Eggs

182 eggs consumed per person each year on average

Friday, October 18, 2013

Egg Timer

Hens start clucking to the eggs a few days before hatching, making it more likely that they will all hatch at approximately the same time.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Best for Baking

For best results eggs should be brought to room temperature when used for baking.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Best in the Carton

Eggs dry out more quickly in your refrigerator's egg rack - best to leave them in the carton.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Spinning Eggs

Can't remember which eggs you cooked? Spin them.  If an egg spins quickly, it is hard-boiled, if it spins slowly and wobbles, it's raw.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Nest Egg Origin

A plastic egg, golf ball, or avocado pit placed in a nest will encourage a hen to lay in it - this is the origin of the term "nest egg",

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Fresh Eggs

A fresh egg sinks in a bowl of water, an old egg floats.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Thinnest Feathers

"Go away, boy! or I'll spank you where the feathers are the thinnest"
- Foghorn J Leghorn

Friday, October 11, 2013

Egg Weight

An egg standing on its end can bear up to two hundred pounds. (record set by the Ontario Science Centre)

Egg Strength

An egg standing on its end can bear up to two hundred pounds. (record set by the Ontario Science Centre)

Thursday, October 10, 2013

This Old Hen

The older the hen, the larger the egg she lays.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Egg Cartons

The egg carton was invented in 1911 by newspaper editor Joseph Coyle in Smithers, B.C.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


It is estimated that there are four chickens to every human on the planet.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Chicken House

Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral.
 - Frank Lloyd Wright

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Chicken Lobes and Eggs

Chickens with white earlobes lay white eggs, chickens with red earlobes lay brown eggs.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Chicken DNA

DNA evidence suggest chickens are the closest living relatives to the Tyrannosaurus Rex

Friday, October 4, 2013