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About the Author | I am the creative mind behind Fresh Eggs Daily®, the popular destination for natural chicken and duck keeping advice. A fifth-generation chicken keeper who has been around chickens most of my life, I have been raising her own backyard flock since 2009 and sharing my farming adventures on my blog and Facebook pages, charming readers and drawing them to Fresh Eggs Daily® in record numbers to help others learn how to keep their flocks safe from predators, how to build strong immune systems, and how to keep them healthy without using antibiotics or other commercial medications.

An herbalist dedicated to raising my own animals as naturally as possible, I offer time-tested advice and tips on raising chickens using herbs and other holistic remedies and show my readers how to have some fun while doing it. In addition to chicken keeping tips, I also share DIY projects for the coop and run using repurposed materials, natural household and personal products, gardening ideas, and recipes using fresh eggs, vegetables, berries and herbs. - not only on my blog but also for such magazines as Backyard Poultry, Hobby Farm, Urban Farm and Chickens Magazines, as well as numerous online articles for Better Homes and Gardens, Grit.com and HGTVGardens.com. For a complete list, read my Media+More section.

I also created the Facebook pages Fresh Eggs DailyDuck Eggs Daily and A Farm Girl and Her Chickens which have a combined readership of more than 500,000 fans and together are the largest backyard flock-keeping pages on Facebook. I am fast becoming the 'go-to girl' in the backyard chicken arena whom others turn to for sound advice and helpful guidance.

My husband and I share our small farm in southeastern Virginia with a menagerie of chickens, ducks, horses, a German Shepherd, a Corgi and a Tuxedo cat. When I'm not tending to my flock or writing, I love to garden, knit, sew, and dabbles in canning and bread making.

I wrote a book titled Fresh Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy Chickens...Naturally (St. Lynn's Press, 2013) which not only offers some basic advice to those just starting out on their backyard chicken journey, but also complies the best from my blog in the areas of the coop, run, nesting boxes, dust bath area, and more, to guide readers on a more natural path to chicken keeping. I am working hard to bring back methods of chicken keeping that had been used for generations, but mostly forgotten, and popularize them again with this new generation of chicken keepers. I am working on a second book due out in October 2015.

My flock has numbered from just three hens to more than three dozen over the years. I have raised more than 20 different breeds at various times and now concentrate on some of the more rare breeds such as Australorps, Lavender Orpingtons, Chocolate Orpingtons, Olive Eggers, Blue Copper Marans, Light Sussex, Mottled Java and Blue Ameraucanas. I collect pink, blue, olive green, cream and chocolate brown eggs daily from my mixed flock.


Recent Press | Fresh Eggs Daily® was recently named one of the Top 10 Gardening Blogs of 2014 by Better Homes and Gardens magazine, which just solidifies my place in the natural/gardening/homesteading online world.

In May of 2014, I was invited to attend P. Allen Smith's exclusive Garden2Blog event at Moss Mountain Farm, to speak at the Poultry Workshop held there in September 2014, and to film several radio and television segments as well, which afforded me the opportunity to widen the visibility of the Fresh Eggs Daily name even more to a new audience. I have appeared on local television, national radio programs and been interviewed by local newspapers in addition to several national magazines.

My blog was also named a Finalist for 2015 Blog of the Year (Best Content) by The Blogger Network.

For Advertisers | Fresh Eggs Daily®, through the various social media platforms including this blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, reaches hundreds of thousands of chicken and duck keepers, hobby farmers, homesteaders and others in your target market. By advertising with me, your business can reach them also. I regularly mention, tag and share from sponsors's pages on Facebook for my readers.

I accept advertising from companies whose products I can stand behind; products that I feel would be of interest to my fans. In addition to several sizes of ads on my blog sidebar, I also offer the opportunity for sponsored blog posts or giveaways. Your company also has the opportunity to sponsor a newsletter or a dedicated eblast to my nearly 20,000 subscribers.

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I hope you will consider joining me. Fresh Eggs Daily® is one of the largest and most well-regarded chicken-keeping resources and I work hard to keep chicken keeping fun, interesting and creative.  I look forward to a new and exciting 2015 and hope you will be part of it!

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