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, feed, and natural health care – with time-tested remedies from a fifth generation chicken keeper who has more than a decade of experience under her belt following her own simple and practical advice.
Lisa Steele 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, edible flowers and natural supplements to maintaining a healthy environment for your backyard flock. Her tips and advice will benefit the first-time chicken keeper and seasoned veteran alike.
This is one of those "especially for now" kinds of books, when food security is appearing on our to-do lists.
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About the Author
Lisa Steele is a fifth-generation chicken keeper and creator of Fresh Eggs Daily, the go-to online resource for poultry-keeping advice which has been named one of Better Homes & Gardens Top Ten Gardening Blogs. Lisa has amassed an audience of nearly one million from all over the globe, who look to her for tips on raising backyard poultry naturally, do-it-yourself ideas, and coop-to-kitchen recipes. Dubbed “queen of the coop," Lisa and her work have been recognized by many national media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Country Woman, Parade, and others. As a television and radio personality, Lisa has appeared on the Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family,” HGTV’s “Martha Knows Best,” P. Allen Smith’s “Garden Home,” and NPR’s “Maine Calling” – and hosted the New England regional Emmy-nominated television show “Welcome To My Farm” for two seasons. Lisa's first book was recommended for summer reading on “The View” in 2018, and her popular books have sold more than 125,000 copies. She lives in the woods of Maine with her husband, their corgi, barn cat, and her “girls” – a mixed flock of about thirty chickens, ducks, and geese.
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION
Benefits of raising chickens without using medications, chemicals or antibiotics Chapter 1: IN THE COOP
Chapter 2: IN THE NESTING BOXES Chapter 3 : IN THE RUN Chapter 4: IN THE DUST BATH AREA Chapter 5: IN THEIR FEED Chapter 6: IN THEIR WATER Chapter 7: WHEN YOU WANT TO SPOIL THEM Chapter 8: IN THE SUMMER Chapter 9: WHEN THEY'RE MOLTING Chapter 10: IN THE WINTER Chapter 11: WHEN THEY'RE BROODY Chapter 12: IN THE BROODER Chapter 13" WHEN THEY'RE SICK DIY PROJECTS 1. Salad Bar 2. DIY Fly Catcher (see In The Run) 3. Chick Brooder Box 4. Feedbag Market Tote 5. Herbal Sachets 6. Hanging Treat Feeder (see When You Want to Spoil Them) 7. Anti-bacterial Hand Soap Recipe 8. Homemade Antiseptic Ointment APPENDIXES A. Edible Flowers listing benefits B. Edible Herbs listing benefits C. Edible Weeds listing benefits