Monthly Archives: February 2020

What Is a Strain of Chickens?

What Is a Strain of Chickens?

A strain, also called a bloodline or simply a line, is a family of related chickens. They are distinctive in having been selectively bred by a single person or organization long enough for all the chickens to be uniquely uniform in some way. Each strain of purebred chickens has all the traits that define its… Continue Reading

Cackle Hatchery Chick Ship Dates and Store Pickup Dates

Cackle Hatchery Chick Ship Dates and Store Pickup Dates

Baby chick ship dates and store pickup dates change with each calendar year. For this year’s ship dates, consult our Chick Season® calendar.   Cackle Hatchery’s Ship Dates   We hatch and ship baby chicks from February through September. To avoid weekend layovers at the post office, we hatch and ship on Mondays and Wednesdays,… Continue Reading

What Causes a Double-Shell Egg?

What Causes a Double-Shell Egg?

If one of your hens lays a super big egg, it likely contains another egg inside. Such an egg is called a double egg or a double-shell egg and is the result of a reverse peristalsis contraction.   How an Egg Is Laid To understand how this happens, you need to know how an egg… Continue Reading