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

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

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 a box full …

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

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 nesting boxes. Its …

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

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 cause for concern. …

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

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 numerous and healthy for …

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

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, with a thin …

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Peppermint, for Thicker Eggshells
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Mint is one of my favorite herbs to grow. Sure, it will spread unchecked and take over your entire garden (and yard!) if you give it the chance, but that’s …

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Ginger, For Better Overall Poultry Health
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

When most of us think of ginger, we likely think of ginger ale as a digestive aid or to quell nausea. And that seems to be the main way that …

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Herbs Especially For Layers
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Spring brings warmer weather and often the advent of broody hens wanting to hatch a clutch of eggs. I recommend offering your hens some herbs specially chosen to help get …

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Healthy Poultry Feed: Satisfying Supplements
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Raw Oats or Cornmeal Adding a bit of raw oats or ground cornmeal to your chicks’ feed can help prevent pasty butt, an affliction most common in shipped chicks that causes their vents …

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Poultry Feed For Molting Season
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

During the fall molting season, your chickens will begin to lose their feathers and grow in new ones in preparation for the upcoming cold weather. Old, broken and dirty feathers don’t protect them from the …

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