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

7 Reasons to Hang Chicken Nesting Box Curtains
September 13, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Nesting box curtains have been around for a very long time. Farmers would hang burlap or feed bags over the front of their hens’ boxes; present-day backyard …

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Can Chickens and Ducks Live Together?
August 3, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites “Can chickens and ducks live together?” is one of the most common questions I get from readers. Since I’ve been raising my chickens and ducks in the …

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Facts About Ducks: How Much Does a Duck Need?
August 2, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Facts about ducks and duck information, in general, can be difficult to find online because backyard ducks aren’t nearly as popular (yet) as backyard chickens, but I …

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What Do Ducks Eat?

Add to Favorites The number one question I always get from backyard chicken keepers thinking about adding some domestic duck breeds to their flock is “What do ducks eat?” Fortunately, …

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5 Summer Vacation Tips for Backyard Chicken Keepers
June 9, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Going on a family vacation isn’t impossible when you raise backyard chickens, but it does require some careful pre-planning to ensure your flock stays safe, healthy and happy …

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How to Transport Chickens Safely and Easily
June 4, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Our recent move 900 miles north from Virginia to Maine necessitated me figuring out how to transport chickens safely and easily. I had never before so much …

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Can Chickens Eat Watermelon? Yes. Watermelon Soup with Mint Hits the Spot
May 30, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Can chickens eat watermelon? Yes. They love it! You can feed it to them directly by cutting open the melon and letting them feast. Or you can …

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Homemade Electrolytes to Combat Heat Exhaustion In Chickens
May 20, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Heat exhaustion, heat stroke or even death is a very real danger to chickens when temperatures rise. They don’t sweat like humans do, and are somewhat limited …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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