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Hot chick in the country: Tips to keep your backyard chickens cool

chickens and watermelon

Let’s face it. It’s hot here in Maine right now, and in addition to feeling sorry for myself that we do not have air conditioning, I have been worried about my backyard chickens keeping cool. The heat is hard on chickens as well, and I’m convinced that my girls are trying to tell me “This […]

Meet Maine’s most famous chicken lady

If you keep chickens in Maine, or really anywhere in the United States, chances are, you’ve heard of Fresh Eggs Daily and Lisa Steele. Lisa Steele publishes books, speaks at the national level, and even has her own television program. I first discovered Lisa’s chicken advice when I was searching the web several years ago […]

Is oatmeal a healthy treat for your chickens?

oatmeal with blueberries

Do you remember when all the nutritionists said that butter was bad for us and that the whipped margarine stuff was so much better? Well, I do. I ate that whipped crap for my entire childhood, only to learn as an adult that the nutritionists were wrong. “Oops,” they said. And this was neither the […]

10 things I wish I knew before I got my first chickens

image of baby chicks

It’s the season of baby chicks. Chicken people are planning their flocks for the coming year, and people who are considering chickens are seeing baby chicks showing up in the stores. I did my very best research before we became chicken owners. I had wanted chickens for years, so I had plenty of time to […]