Monday, March 17, 2014

Raising Chickens Naturally ~ Fresh Eggs Daily Book ~ Egg cetera...


"This book is the result of years of my own informal research and the in-the-coop "testing" to show you how you can keep your chickens healthy and productive without the use of chemicals, medications or harsh commercial products, and how to have some fun while you're doing it!"
~ Lisa Steele, Fresh Eggs Daily

If you have begun raising chickens or are already in full swing, then Fresh Eggs Daily is just the book to further your adventures! Though there is some information about beginning your flock for the first-timer, this book really shines at providing natural suggestions for maintaining them. I was fortunate enough to win a copy from a giveaway at The Nerdy Farm Wife (more on her wonderful blog later) and wanted to share this lovely book with you as well.


Usually animal husbandry books are dry and encyclopedia-like. This book is pretty but practical (just my style!). Full of beautiful photographs, you will be inspired to take your chicken-keeping to the next level. The author gives many suggestions on herbal treatments, all-natural DIY's and chicken nutrition. 


Pictured is a list of calcium-rich veggies for strong eggshells that you may be interested in. If you have ever collected paper-like or rubbery-ish eggs, consider adding these scraps to your chicken feeders.


I really appreciate the make-it-yourself recipes that Lisa provides since most ingredients can be found in the pantry and garden, making prevention an easy task. Perhaps you would like to try this spring worming recipe?


This book excited my daughter and before long, she ordered her own set of baby chicks and placed them in a small area strewn with lovely lavender garlands. She had concoctions of all-natural sprays being formulated and a keener interest in these little creatures. Using many of Lisa's ideas, she raised her first babies (all-natural) without any loss (usually we have a few casualties) and was very excited!


Though some of the ideas are a bit far-fetched for our busy lives (such as privacy curtains for the coop), I appreciated them just the same. Perhaps one day, when this coop of ours is empty, I can place a little more love in our outdoor one...


The Nerdy Farm Wife Shares Her Homemade Peanut Butter Egg Recipe Here
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And since we are on the subject of eggs, here is my favorite kind! Peanut butter and chocolate eggs (I wonder which breed lay these)!  This tasty looking recipe (photo shown above and used with permission) is from Jan Berry, author of The Nerdy Farm Wife and the sweet woman whom I received this book from. I wanted to introduce you to her darling but very informative blog. Those who are interested in a home-made medicine cabinet will be delighted. There are so many recipes of hers that I have on my list to try (such as rose oxymel and herbal throat spray)! Perhaps you would like to take a peak into her wonderful world here.

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20 comments:

  1. Love it. I follow Lisa's blog which is great and have seen her book advertised, but one never knows by the cover. I will have to check it out.
    Thank you.

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    1. So true... "you can't judge a book by its cover"... which is why we popped inside it today :) Thanks for stopping by Lady Locust!

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  2. Congrats on your win! It looks like an awesome book!:)

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    1. Thanks! It was my first time winning a giveaway and I was so excited! :)

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  3. What a lovely book you won! I've been planning to use more herbs in our hens' nests this season; that's a great idea that I may have read at Lisa's site. I'm going to check out her book at my library.
    Those peanut butter eggs look delicious! Thanks for the link, I nabbed a copy of the recipe and will make them soon. Have a great week!

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    1. Ooh, I hope your library has it as this is the book if you want to introduce more herbs into the coop which will make some very healthy eggs :)

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    2. Our local librarians ask for suggestions as to which books we recommend they purchase for the shelves. So far, the ones I've requested been added. ;) I've been growing several of the herbs for years - I just never thought to put them in the nests. Love great ideas!

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    3. Wonderful! Then it will be a matter of a few snips from the garden and some very healthy chickens :)

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  4. Thanks for the shoutout!

    I'm so glad that you enjoyed the book - it's a fantastic resource. I especially love that your daughter was inspired and used it to help raise her own healthy group of chicks! :)

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    1. Thank you again Jan and you are most welcome! :)

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  5. Thank you for a wonderful review! I am a follower of your blog and was so excited when Jan told me you had written about my book. I really hope you consider some nesting box curtains tho, they would be an easy rainy afternoon project and mine bring a smile to my face every time I open the coop door! Again, thank you so much! Lisa

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    1. You may have convinced me of that, Lisa :) Thanks for stopping by and I was glad to share your wonderful book!

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  6. Chocolate and peanut butter egg...that gets me drooling already... It must taste heavenly:)

    And your daughters...My granddaughters love chickens too! We keep them as pets and get our eggs from our backyard.

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    1. That is the best place to get eggs ;) It kills me when I have to purchase from the grocery store when I am running low...

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  7. Thanks for sharing! I'd love to raise chickens one day and this looks like a great resource!

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  8. This looks like a very informative book. I currently have chickens for the first time and am on a learning curve. lol!

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  9. My husband just started building me a coop on Saturday and we're picking out chicks this week! Thanks for the timely recommendation. I want to be able to raise them as naturally as possible!

    (Stopping by from Growing Home Link Up)

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    1. You won't be disappointed Anna :) Happy chicken raising! ~ JES

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  10. Thanks so much for sharing this older post on your link up today JES, it is just what I need as I learn more about looking after our new chickens, and I really appreciate the ideas on looking after them naturally.

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