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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, 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.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, 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.
|Publisher:||St. Lynn's Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.60(d)|
About 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, also named 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.
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