About the Author

Lisa Steele

Lisa Steele is a 5th-generation chicken keeper and Maine Master Gardener. She’s the founder of Fresh Eggs Daily, the popular natural chicken keeping site, and the author of several books including Fresh Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy Chickens Naturally and 101 Chicken Keeping Hacks. From her small farm in Maine, she inspires her readers with her easy, fun and accessible approach to integrating gardening and backyard chickens for a more productive flock and more bountiful harvest. Visit her blog at www.fresheggsdaily.com and on Instagram @fresheggsdaily
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Articles by Lisa Steele

Sick Chicks: 7 Common Illnesses You May Encounter
May 5, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Buying baby chicks from a reputable breeder or hatchery and providing them a clean, warm place to grow with 24/7 access to clean fresh water and good-quality chick starter feed …

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Can Chickens Eat Oatmeal?

Can chickens eat oatmeal? Yes. They certainly can! Oatmeal for chickens is one of my favorite treats to serve my flock in the winter. Warm oatmeal for chickens is a …

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Can Chickens Eat Cranberries?

It’s the holidays and cranberries are everywhere. Can chickens eat cranberries? Yes. They make a great treat by themselves or mixed in other recipes. Chickens do fairly well in the …

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Why Chicken Grower Feed is Good for Older Hens
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Just because your chickens aren’t laying any longer doesn’t mean that they still aren’t hugely beneficial. It just means you may switch back to chicken grower feed and do things …

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Alternatives to Culling Chickens
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

My oldest chicken is eight years old. She still manages to pop out a handful of eggs a year, but they’re usually wrinkled and a bit misshapen with thin shells. …

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Oregano for Chickens: Build Stronger Immune Systems
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Oregano is one of my favorite herbs to use for backyard chickens. It’s easy to grow from seed in the spring, preferring well-drained soil in the full sun or partial …

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A Guide to Common Duck Diseases
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Domestic duck breeds are generally extremely hardy and don’t often get sick as long as they are fed a healthy diet, given plenty of room to exercise and access to …

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Comb-To-Toe Checkup for Chicken Ailments
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Can you recognize chicken ailments before it’s too late? Performing regular checkups can identify and ward off problems before they become worse. Spending time with your flock on a regular basis …

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Holiday Treat Garlands For Chickens
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

‘Tis the season to string popped corn and cranberries and hang them on the trees outside for a tasty winter treat for the wild birds. While you’re at it, why not …

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How to Make Suet Cakes for Chickens
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Need some ideas for what to feed your backyard chickens over the winter? As the weather gets colder, the treats I feed my flock focus more on energy and warming …

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