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by Lisa Steele It happens time and time again, but it is heartbreaking to me every time I hear it. Readers too often tell me that they brought home a new chicken from a swap or got a few pullets from a friend or neighbor to add to their existing flock and now all their […]Read more »
by Lisa at Fresh Eggs Daily It is generally good practice to spend time with your flock on a regular basis (as if you don’t already!), apart from the regular feeding and cleaning, but really observing them, so that you know what is ‘normal’ and immediately notice any changes in appearance or behavior. The faster you […]Read more »
by Lisa Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl Did you know that the effect of heat on chickens is cumulative and that a sudden increase in temperature is more dangerous than a gradual climb? Temperatures between 65 F and 75 F are optimal; anything higher starts to cause stress to their bodies. The added blood […]Read more »
by Lisa Steele When we decided to start raising chickens three and a half years ago, I knew that our six tiny chicks would eventually grow out of their brooder box and need a coop. So I starting looking at pre-made coops, coop kits and coop plans, but couldn’t find exactly what I […]Read more »