Fresh Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy Chickens...Naturally

Fresh Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy Chickens...Naturally

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by Lisa Steele
     
 

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More than ever, Americans care about the quality and safety of the food they eat. They're bringing back an American tradition: raising their own backyard chickens for eggs and companionship. And they care about the quality of life of their chickens. Fresh Eggs Daily is an authoritative, accessible guide to coops, nesting boxes, runs, breeding, feed, and natural

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More than ever, Americans care about the quality and safety of the food they eat. They're bringing back an American tradition: raising their own backyard chickens for eggs and companionship. And they care about the quality of life of their chickens. Fresh Eggs Daily is an authoritative, accessible guide to coops, nesting boxes, runs, breeding, feed, and natural health care with time-tested remedies.  The author promotes the benefits of keeping chickens happy and well-occupied, and in optimal health, free of chemicals and antibiotics. She emphasizes the therapeutic value of herbs and natural supplements to maintaining a healthy environment for your chickens. Includes many "recipes" and 8 easy DIY projects for the coop and run. Full color photos throughout. The USDA's new study of urban chicken raising sees a 400% increase in backyard chickens over the next 5 years, driven by younger adults.

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"Proof of Lisa's know-how and knowledge of raising chickens naturally is evident in her blogs, where she covers everything from health care tips and homemade remedies to helpful advice about chicken coops, nesting boxes and runs; and now in Fresh Eggs Daily. We're proud to call Lisa a member of our online family and an asset to our community." ~ Traci Smith, associate editor, GRIT and CAPPER'S magazines. "It's only natural that blogger Lisa Steele would eventually write a book about raising chickens. Reading 'Fresh Eggs Daily' is like going to the coop each morning to collect eggs: You never know what you're going to find, but there is always something good to pick up!" ~ Roger Sipe, editor of Chickens and Urban Farm magazines. "With so many chicken resources popping up all the time, it's hard to know who to listen to. 'Fresh Eggs Daily' is a one-stop shop for anyone looking to learn more about the hobby of keeping a flock. Lisa does her homework, providing a solid foundation behind her advice; and as longtime chicken eggsperts ourselves, we can vouch for the accuracy of information she puts out there." ~ Jess Murray, Meyer Hatchery

Lisa Steele knows firsthand that keeping a flock clean, comfortable, and well fed is 90% of good preventive chicken medicine. Her common sense tips promote a fulfilling life for both the flock and the flock keeper. -Julie Gauthier, DVM, author of Chicken Health for Dummies

Lisa is passionate about promoting what, in England, we call "the good life: - a life close to Nature and one where self-sufficiency is paramount. She is a one-woman dynamo and an inspiration. -Simon McEwan, content editor, Your Chickens and Country Smallholding magazines, Great Britain

Next Gen House Blog - Joanna Taylor Stone
This is a great book to have if you have chickens – we have used it multiple times as a reference when we have questions about one of the ladies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780985562250
Publisher:
St. Lynn's Press
Publication date:
10/15/2013
Edition description:
General
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
83,565
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Steele is a 5th generation chicken keeper who continues the tradition on her Virginia farm where she lives with her husband and assorted menagerie of farm animals. Her blog Fresh Eggs Daily was named a Top Ten Gardening Blog by Better Homes & Gardens magazine and is the largest natural chicken keeping online resource. Lisa is also a contributor to Chickens magazine, Hobby Farms magazine and Backyard Poultry magazine and has appeared on various radio shows and on television promoting backyard chicken keeping. www.fresheggsdaily.com

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Fresh Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy Chickens...Naturally 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well Done! I was stunned by the remarkable parallels with regards to natural and herbal care and a lengthy series of articles published in a highly regard poultry magazine over the last few years. I definitely like Lisa's last name... incredibly descriptive as to her unique style of writing from which she draws her inspiration.
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LisaofFreshEggsDaily More than 1 year ago
Herbal remedies have been used in chicken keeping for generations, if not centuries. The methods described in this book are all time-tested and  considered 'old timer's methods, if not common knowledge. The health benefits of herbs are certainly well-documented in people and in animals and my book uses that information and applies it to chicken keeping. Herbal remedies have been around probably nearly as long as humans have been and can't be credited to any one source or any one person. If you want to learn how to raise your chickens naturally, this book will take you through all aspects of chicken keeping and show you how to incorporate weeds, herbs and edible flowers into your chicken keeping.
catshade13 More than 1 year ago
Lisa Steele has written a book that gives some good information on keeping a flock of chickens. She doesn't preach or go over your head but writes as if she is talking to you as a friend. I wish I had this book before I got my flock. If you are thinking or already have a flock of chickens I highly recommend this book.
Jamie_Baker More than 1 year ago
What a fabulous book about keeping chickens the natural way. The author touches on every aspect individually and where they overlap, providing a list of pertinent herbs at the end of each chapter. The included recipes for everything mentioned are wonderful inclusions. At the end of the book is an appendix listing all the good and bad herbs and natural supplements for your chickens. There's even a list of the herbs and what they are good for. And the photos are delightful, as well. The natural method of keeping chickens as explained by Lisa Steele is easy and inexpensive, and also a great way to add flavor and variety to your own garden and table. I can't wait to apply these methods when starting my own backyard flock.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. Lisa will tell you everything you need to know about chickens. She will save you money, give you great  ideas and you will have very happy chickens as a result.  I have never regretted buying the book and  I recommend it to everyone. So spoil your girls and buy this book.  Also check out her facebook  page at Fresh Eggs Daily. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love, Love, Love Lisa's book! I haven't been able to put it down - in fact, I've read it cover to cover 3x since getting it Friday. I've been following her since last spring when I got my first backyard Ladies and she has been my go-to Goddess! Every flock keeper needs this book - everything you need to know is here in an easy-to find, clear, concise format!!!! Deby T
1840_Farm More than 1 year ago
The best of Fresh Eggs Daily's natural chicken keeping content has been assembled into a beautiful book. From the moment I saw the cover, I couldn't wait to read this book from start to finish. As I read, I recognized the hallmark style that I have come to expect from Fresh Eggs Daily. The whole book was warm in tone and presented its useful information in an encouraging manner. Fresh Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy Chickens...Naturally will teach you how to implement effective and simple strategies like drying herbs fresh from your garden for use all year long. Lisa offers common sense tips for helping prepare your flock for Mother Nature's extremes and handling inevitable chicken keeping challenges. She also includes several recipes for natural concoctions and several DIY projects including creating your own brooder. This book covers such a wide variety of topics that it is sure to be your go to chicken keeping resource for years to come. I will be recommending this book to my readers who are new to chicken keeping and those that are seasoned pros. There's something in its pages for anyone who wants to learn more about the art of natural chicken keeping. -Jennifer from 1840 Farm
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just received my copy of Fresh Eggs Daily yesterday and read it last night. What a treasure trove of good, solid old-timers methods interspersed with some easy to do herbal tips. Visually appealing, don't let this little book fool you - its packed with good information that I am going to start using with my flock. Highly recommended. Nellie S.