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

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Three Favorite Backyard Duck Breeds
March 14, 2019 · · Kids' Corner, Poultry 101

Add to Favorites When you picture a flock of backyard ducks, you likely picture the large, white Pekin ducks, or the smaller, active brown-colored Mallards, but there are many more …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Protein-Packed Smoothies for Molting Chickens
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites The shorter days heading into fall will usually find the backyard chicken keeper with a flock of molting chickens. Chickens losing feathers during autumn should be no …

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Make a Weed Salad with Apple Cider Vinegar for Your Chickens
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites There are lots of edible weeds that grow in most parts of the country including plantain, clover, chickweed, and purslane. Dandelion benefits in a weed salad are …

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Rosemary, For Better Circulation
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Rosemary, the intensely fragrant herb from the Mediterranean, looks much like lavender, but is actually more closely related to mint. The plant resembles a miniature ever-green tree, …

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