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About the Author | With an audience that spans the globe, I am well-recognized as the creative force behind Fresh Eggs Daily®, the most popular destination for natural chicken and duck keeping advice on the internet.

A fifth-generation chicken keeper who has been around chickens most of my life, I have been raising my own backyard flock since 2009 and sharing my farming adventures on my wildly popular blog and Facebook pages, charming readers and drawing them to Fresh Eggs Daily® in record numbers to help them learn how to keep their flocks safe from predators, how to build strong immune systems, and how to keep them healthy and happy without using antibiotics or other commercial medications.

An aspiring herbalist and Maine Master Gardener dedicated to raising my own animals as naturally as possible, I offer practical, down-to-earth and time-tested advice for raising chickens using herbs and other holistic preventives and 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 and herbs.

I grew up on a small farm across the street from my grandparents chicken farm in central Massachusetts and raise chickens and rabbits growing up. After heading off to college and a short stint on Wall Street, I am back on a New England farm once again, doing what I love and proud to be carrying on my family tradition.


A sought-after contributor for such publications as Farmers Almanac, Backyard Poultry, Molly Green, Hobby Farm and Chickens Magazines, as well as BHG.com, Grit.com and HGTVGardens.com, I have taken the backyard chicken keeping arena by storm to become the most trusted voice in natural chicken keeping, often being interviewed for, or quoted in, national magazine and newspaper articles.

I have appeared on P. Allen Smith's Garden Style television show on PBS, and the reality show Coop Dreams on Discovery's Destination America, as well as on several local news and radio programs. Most recently, I am hosting a new "chicken lifestyle" television show Fresh Eggs Daily with Lisa Steele on WPXT-TV out of Portland Maine. I am also a frequent presenter at fairs and conferences around the country including the Epcot International Flower and Garden show and the Mother Earth and Country Living Fairs. For a complete list of my work, please refer to my Press+Media tab.

I am working hard to bring back methods that had been used for generations, but mostly forgotten, and popularize them again with a new generation of chicken keepers. In pursuit of that goal, in 2013 I wrote the book titled Fresh Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy Chickens...Naturally (St. Lynn's Press) which not only offers basic advice to those just starting out on their backyard chicken journey, but also compiles 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. It has been the best-selling chicken keeping book on Amazon since it's release.

My second book titled Duck Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy Ducks...Naturally was released in October 2015 and is the best selling duck care book on the market. I just finished a third book titled Gardening with Chickens: Plans and Plants for You and Your Hens (Voyageur Press) which came out in November 2016, and I am working on a fourth book which should be released in the spring of 2018.

I created the Facebook pages Fresh Eggs DailyDuck Eggs Daily and A Farm Girl and Her Chickens which have a combined readership of more than 700,000 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 Maine with a menagerie of chickens, ducks, a German Shepherd, Corgi and a Tuxedo cat. 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 and Black Copper Marans, Mottled Java and Ameraucanas.

I collect a colorful egg basket full of pink, blue, olive green, cream and chocolate brown eggs daily from my mixed flock of chickens. I also raise several breeds of ducks including Pekins, Saxonies, Magpies, Anconas, Swedish and Silver Appleyard. When I'm not tending to my flock or writing, I love to garden, knit, sew, and dabble in canning, pasta making and bread making.
Recent Press | Fresh Eggs Daily® was named one of the Top 10 Gardening Blogs by Better Homes and Gardens magazine, which helped to solidify my place in the gardening/homesteading online world. My blog was also named a Finalist for Blog of the Year (Best Content) by The Blogger Network and named one of the Top Ten Garden Blogs by Nature Hills Nursery.  My blog currently enjoys nearly one million page views a month.

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 will also reach them. I regularly mention, tag and share from sponsors's pages and websites 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 e-blast to my more than 35,000 subscribers.
I hope you will consider joining me. Fresh Eggs Daily® is the largest chicken-keeping resource and continues to grow exponentially as I work hard to keep chicken keeping fun, creative and interesting. I look forward to a new and exciting year and hope you will be part of it!

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