7 Simple Ways to Prevent Frostbite in Backyard Chickens

January 15, 2019


Frostbite can occur in the cold months in your chicken flock if you're not careful.  Although usually not life-threatening, it can be painful for the chicken and also in extreme cases lead to infection and/or loss of the frostbitten appendage (usually combs, wattles, toes or feet).  

When temperatures dip into the single digits, especially overnight when your flock is cooped up, the danger of frostbite becomes real. But I've put together 7 simple ways to prevent frostbite in backyard chickens.

Take a Peek at Our Week - Jan 6 to 12

January 12, 2019


I hate to sound like a broken record, but this week was all about snow, snow and more snow. Oh, and some beautiful eggs from our new layers. 

I was supposed to be working on an outline for my next book to send to my editor, but instead I was a bit of a slacker and just relaxed and enjoyed the beauty that is Maine in the winter! 

No worries. My next book won't be out until March of 2020, so I have plenty of time to make my deadlines. 

In the meantime, enjoy this peek at our week.

Fresh Egg and Bacon Soup

January 10, 2019


Happy Thursday! That means it's time for another delicious egg recipe from my friend Kate at Framed Cooks!

Winter has set in with all its fury - snow, wind, freezing temperatures - here in Maine and for many in other parts of the country, so we decided this week to share a recipe for Fresh Egg and Bacon Soup!

Chicken Coop Curtains "Pretty with a Purpose"

January 8, 2019


When you live in cold climates, keeping your chicken coop as warm as possible in the winter (without using actual electric heat, that is) is critical. 

Chickens are fairly cold-hardy, but once the temperatures start to dip into the single digits, they appreciate some warmth in the coop, especially at night while they are sleeping.

Take a Peek at our Week Dec 30-Jan 5

January 5, 2019


Happy New Year everyone! I hope you're all leaping into 2019 with purpose, intention and lots of good cheer! 

I am not one to make resolutions because I always forget to keep them, but for the first time this year I decided to pick a "word" of the year. 

It's something I've never done before, but I love the idea and have been thinking about it for awhile. 

Perfect Pan Fried Eggs

January 3, 2019


You may think you know how to make a fried egg, but you don't. Trust me. But you will after trying this brilliant method from my friend Kate at Framed Cooks!

It's so simple and easy, I can't believe I haven't tried it before now. Perfect Pan Fried Eggs takes everything you think you know about frying and egg and turns it upside down! 

Fresh Eggs Daily: 2018 Highlights

December 31, 2018


2018 has been such an amazing year! Each year Fresh Eggs Daily continues to grow and become better - and continues to surpass even my wildest dreams!

I have always been a bit of an overachiever and always pushed myself and aimed high, but even I could never have predicted this path my life would take.

Take a Peek at our Week Dec 23 to 29

December 29, 2018


It's hard to believe that Christmas has already come and gone. It feels like we just finishing putting up our decorations! Normally we leave our tree and all the lights and decorations up well into January, but for some reason this year, I'm eager to get everything put away and move on. 

(The chickens and ducks will be happy about this because they always get our tree in their run after we take it down. They love to perch in the branches and take naps underneath it!) 

Bacon Cheddar Quiche - No Crust Required!

December 27, 2018


After all the holiday baking you've just finished, I doubt you want to even SEE another pie crust any time soon!

That's one reason why I love this easy quiche recipe from my friend Kate at Framed Cooks! It's the perfect post-holiday breakfast or brunch option! 
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