It may be true that most poultry found on small homesteads or in backyards especially are viewed as pets, but they are inarguably pets with benefits--namely eggs. In Epic Eggs, homesteader and writer Jennifer Sartell looks at the eggs of the most common types of poultry you'd find in your backyard: chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, guineas, and quail. Don't jump to conclusions! This isn't an egg cookbook or a guide to raising poultry. Jennifer delves into the eggs themselves and explains reproductive systems, egg anatomy, and how and why different colours are distributed to egg shells.
Jennifer will show you a variety breeds of birds, and what sizes, shapes, and even colours of egg they produce; from white to blue, brown, chocolate, olive, and speckled, plus heritage breeds and how to breed for specific colours.
Illustrated with fantastic colour photography of eggs and their birds, Epic Eggs goes on to address how to optimise living conditions and diet for the healthiest and most-flavourful eggs, the process of grading and storing eggs, and the eternal washing debate. There's also discussion of nutrition, baking, cooking, preserving, pickling, and dehydrating. The book ends with advice for homesteaders looking to create business plans and a section on troubleshooting.
- Publication Date:
- 25 / 10 / 2017
- 203 x 254mm