Lisa Steele is a fifth-generation chicken keeper who has been around chickens most of her life, so it’s no surprise she has made her name raising her own backyard flock and sharing her farming adventures.

She’s also an aspiring herbalist and avid gardener who shares tips and advice on both her award-winning Fresh Eggs Daily blog and Facebook page of the same name. She holds a Maine Master Gardener certification and her popular website has been named one of Better Homes & Gardens Top Ten Gardening Blogs.

“My goal with this book is to be practical and to stay true to the basic concept of a ‘hack.’ Hacks are all about improvisation and creativity,” Steele said. “They solve problems in ways that save money, save time, or simply change the way something has always been done. I’ve heard a hack referred to as “an appropriate application of ingenuity,” and that sounds about right.”

Steele, a chicken-keeper extraordinaire and founder of Fresh Eggs Daily, takes readers on a behind-the-coop tour like you’ve never seen. She has spent years figuring out the best ways to keep chickens healthy, the natural way, and she’s collected more than just your average tips.

101 Chicken Keeping Hacks from Fresh Eggs Daily includes simple ideas for re-using and upcycling old items, as well as detailed information on using natural ingredients to enhance and improve your chickens’ lives without breaking the bank.

This guide includes these handy ideas and much more:

• Feeding: Try homemade scratch, growing fodder, or frozen treats

• The Run: Make a chicken swing or DIY scarecrow

• Chicken Health: Find ideas for boredom busters, homemade salves, and herbal teas

• The Coop: Keep it clean with a natural coop cleaner and make your own coop curtains

• The Garden: Build an herb drying rack or brew a batch of chicken poop “tea”

So what are you waiting for? Make your chickens the happiest birds on the block!

A regular contributor to such publications as Backyard Poultry, Hobby Farm, and Chickens magazine, as well as HGTVGardens.com and BHG.com, Steele has become the most trusted voice in natural chicken keeping. She has appeared on P. Allen Smith’s radio and television programs, various local programs, and is currently hosting her own “chicken lifestyle” television show on Maine’s WPTX-TV. She is the author of Let’s Hatch Chicks!, Gardening with Chickens, Fresh Eggs Daily, and Duck Eggs Daily.

Steele lives on a small farm near Portland.

 

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101 Chicken Keeping Hacks from Fresh Eggs Daily: Tips, Tricks, and Ideas for You and your Hens

By Lisa Steele

Now On Sale

$22.99 US · $29.99 CAN · 176 pages · 200 color photos · Softcover · ISBN: 9780760360637

Voyageur Press, an imprint of The Quarto Group

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