Gardening & Chickens

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fed-book-cover.jpgLisa Steele, a 5th generation chicken keeper and Master Gardener, and author of the popular books Fresh Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy Chickens Naturally and Gardening with Chickens lives with her husband on a small hobby farm in Maine where she raises a mixed flock of chickens and ducks, grows herbs and enjoys cooking using fresh vegetables from her garden and fresh eggs from her coop. You can learn more on her website www.fresheggsdaily.com.

April 20, 2018

Ever thought about raising ducks for eggs in your backyard? Why raise ducks instead of (or, in addition to) chickens? Here are some reasons to consider. First, if you have indeed raised chickens, you already know know how delicious eggs straight from the coop can be. Eggs laid by chickens who enjoy plenty of sunlight and exercise roaming around eating grass, weeds and bugs are not only tastier and fresher than store bought eggs but also contain more nutrients. All great reasons to consider... more

April 12, 2018

With more than a hundred breeds of chickens to choose from, it can be challenging trying to figure out which breeds you want to raise. Here’s my advice—plus, see this page for a free beginner’s guide to gardening which includes my four-season guide to raising chickens! If you’re raising chickens, you don’t have to choose just one breed! Fortunately, chickens of all different breeds get along just fine and your egg basket will be much more colorful if your flock is comprised of a variety of... more

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