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The Positively Green Podcast

Jan 24, 2022

To kick off season 4 of the podcast we have on the queen of the coop herself - Lisa Steele of Fresh Eggs Daily. Lisa has been raising chickens naturally for over a decade on her Fresh Eggs Daily Blog and shares with us all about how you can get started with your first backyard flock. We love her down-to-earth advice on using herbs and natural means to care for your hens. Lisa was and continues to be incredibly generous with her knowledge and insight on chicken care so be sure to tune in!

With an audience of nearly a million followers that spans the globe, 5th generation chicken keeper and "eggspert" Lisa Steele is well-recognized as the creative force behind Fresh Eggs Daily®, the most popular destination for natural poultry-keeping advice on the internet, and one of the most influential players in the backyard chicken keeping community.

Carrying on her time-honored family tradition (she grew up across the street from her grandparents chicken farm in Massachusetts), Lisa is also a Maine Master Gardener, avid DIYer, and accomplished "coop to kitchen" cook using fresh eggs from her coop and fresh produce and herbs from her gardens on the farm in central Maine she shares with her husband, their corgi, tuxedo cat, and a mixed flock of nearly two dozen chickens, ducks, and geese.

With more than 130,000 copies of her six books in print, making her one of the most popular top-selling poultry authors of all time, Lisa is currently working on her seventh - an egg cookbook titled The Fresh Eggs Daily Cookbook which will be published by the Harper Horizon division of HarperCollins in February 2022. Preorder the cookbook at this link!

Episode topics:

  • How to process chicken manure for compost
  • What does raising chickens naturally mean? What does it look like in practice?
  • How to raise and maintain a healthy flock
  • Beginner chicken keeping tips
  • Winter chicken care tips
  • What to do with leftover plastic feed bags?
  • Lisa’s favorite herbs she grows for her chickens
  • Lisa’s favorite chicken breed
  • Lisa’s Brewer’s Yeast + Garlic Supplement for hens and ducks
  • To have or not to have roosters?
  • What to do with all those eggs?
  • Lisa’s new cookbook The Fresh Eggs Daily Cookbook

Stay in touch with Lisa on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and her website.

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