Fresh Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy Chickens... Naturally
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.
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About the Author
"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
"If you also love raising chickens, this book is for you...it's amazing. This book tells you all you need to know about coops, chicken runs, nesting boxes, breeding, feeding, and it's all done naturally. "--Sunny Hostin's favorite summer picks, ABC-TV's The View
"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
"I love this book. Period. It's light, it's fun, it's informative with information and recipes, and it is clearly written by someone who has an education in this field of knowledge. I can't wait to read it all over again and have it on my bookshelf rather than dashing to the internet to try and "help" my chickens."--Amy, The Fewell Homestead blog
"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
"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.
"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."--Joanna Taylor Stone