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
Read More

Articles by Lisa Steele

How to Raise Ducklings
June 6, 2020 · · Poultry 101

Did you know that duck eggs are not only larger than chicken eggs, they’re also higher in fat, which means that your baked goods will raise higher and taste richer. If you’re thinking of adding a few ducks to your backyard, you’ll want to learn how to raise ducklings.

Read More
Saxony Duck Breed Profile
January 13, 2020 · · Poultry 101

The most often-recognized backyard duck breed is probably the snow-white Pekin duck, closely followed by the domestic mallard, which is mottled brown with blue wing tips. However, domestic ducks come in many other wonderful breeds that should be considered if you are looking for something a bit different.

Read More
Bedding For Chickens: Safe and Easy Winter Coop Heat and Insulation
December 25, 2019 · · Coops

With the proper bedding for chickens, your flock is able to withstand the cold weather quite well. Heat generally isn’t necessary in chicken coops, but we’ve all seen the sad stories of coops, barns or even homes burning down in the winter due to the improper use of heat lamps.

Read More
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 …

Read More
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 …

Read More
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 …

Read More
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 …

Read More
Combating 7 Critters in Chicken Coops and Runs
March 14, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Keeping a clean, critter-free chicken coop and run is important for your chickens’ health and happiness. Insects, bugs, and rodents carry disease and eat feed; snakes will …

Read More
What to Look for When Buying Baby Chicks
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites So you find yourself at the feed store staring at a bin full of cheeping, peeping adorable balls of fluff and are rendered incapable of leaving without …

Read More
Lavender, for a Stress-Free Coop
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Lavender is one of my favorite herbs to use in my chicken keeping because it has so many benefits for chickens when you add it to their …

Read More