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About the Author | With an impressive audience that spans the globe, I am well-recognized as the creative mind behind Fresh Eggs Daily®, the most 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 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 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.

A sought-after contributor for such publications as Backyard Poultry, Molly Green, Hobby Farm, Urban Farm and Chickens Magazines, as well as Better Homes and Gardens, 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 interviewed for or quoted in articles. I have appeared on local television as well as P. Allen Smith's radio and television programs and the reality show Coop Dreams on Discovery's Destination America. For a complete list of my work, please refer to my Media section.

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 600,000 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, a Corgi and a Tuxedo cat. When I'm not tending to my flock or writing, I love to garden, knit, sew, and dabble 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 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. I am working hard to bring back methods that had been used for generations, but mostly forgotten, and popularize them again with this new generation of chicken keepers. My second book titled Duck Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy Ducks...Naturally was released in October 2015 and I am currently working on a third book.

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 rare breeds such as Australorps, Lavender Orpingtons, Chocolate Orpingtons, Olive Eggers, Blue and Black Copper Marans, Mottled Java and Ameraucanas. I collect 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.

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.

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 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 eblast to my nearly 25,000 subscribers.

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I hope you will consider joining me. Fresh Eggs Daily® is the largest (and very well-regarded) chicken-keeping resource and 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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