Lisa Steele Bio

About the Author

With an audience of hundreds of thousands that spans the globe, Lisa Steele is well-recognized as the creative force behind Fresh Eggs Daily®, the most popular destination for natural chicken and duck keeping advice on the internet.

Farm Girl 

She and her husband share their small farm in rural Maine with a menagerie of chickens, ducks, a trio of geese, a Corgi and an indoor/outdoor barn cat.

He flock has numbered from just three hens to more than three dozen over the years. Having raised more than 20 different breeds at various times, she now concentrates on some of the more rare breeds such as Australorps, Lavender Orpingtons, Chocolate Orpingtons, Splash Marans, Olive Eggers and Ameraucanas.

Most of her chickens are mostly either black or "blue"/lavender which makes for such a visually appealing flock. And she collects a colorful egg basket full of pink, blue, olive green, cream, brown and chocolate brown eggs daily.

In 2020, Meyer Hatchery in Ohio developed a new breed of chicken under Lisa's direction called the "Steele Egger". The unique-looking black and white spotted chicken with a pouf on its head lays pretty blue eggs.

Ducks Geese + DIY  

In addition to her passion for raising chickens, she also raises several breeds of ducks including Pekins, Saxonies, Magpies, Anconas, Cayuga, and Silver Appleyard, and recently added a trio of French Toulouse geese to her flock for the first time.

Coop to Kitchen Cooking®

When she's not tending to her flock or writing, she loves to build stuff and do DIY projects. She also enjoys spending time in the garden, knitting through the long Maine winters, sewing, and also dabbling in baking, homemade pasta and bread making.

A self-proclaimed foodie, her specialty in the kitchen is a term she coined several years ago as an offshoot of the popular Farm to Table movement - Coop to Kitchen® cooking - using fresh eggs from her coop and fresh produce from the garden.

5th Generation Chicken Keeper 

A fifth-generation chicken keeper who has been around chickens most of her life,  Lisa has been raising her own backyard flock since 2009, first in Virginia where her husband retired from the Navy, and for the last five years in rural Maine in their "forever" home.

Sharing her farming adventures on her television show and social media charms readers and has drawn them to Fresh Eggs Daily® in record numbers to learn how to keep their flocks safe from predators, build strong immune systems, and keep them healthy and happy without using antibiotics or other commercial medications.

"Organic" and "natural" have become such hot topics for people of all walks of life, both in their own lives and that of their animals, so by focusing on natural methods, she has really tapped into the current trend in chicken keeping and healthy living.

Master Gardener + Aspiring Herbalist 

A Maine Master Gardener and aspiring herbalist dedicated to raising her own animals as naturally as possible, Lisa offers practical, down-to-earth and time-tested homeopathic advice for raising chickens using herbs and other holistic preventives and remedies - and shows her readers how to have some fun while doing it.

Herbs for Hens® has become sort of a signature catch phrase over the years because of all the ways she incorporates herbs into her chicken keeping.

In addition to chicken keeping tips, she also share DIY projects for the coop and run using re-purposed materials, natural household and personal products, gardening ideas, and recipes using fresh eggs, vegetables and herbs.

The Early Years 

Lisa grew up on a small farm across the street from her grandparents chicken farm in central Massachusetts and raised chickens and rabbits growing up. In addition to raising chickens to feed their family, her grandparents owned a diner in Worcester, MA that they supplied with meat and eggs from their farm. Her grandmother was a waitress and her grandfather handled deliveries and was the cook.

Lisa's family always had a large vegetable garden, which is where her love of working in the soil began.

After heading off to college and a short stint on Wall Street (where she grew herbs on the windowsill of her tiny NY apartment!), she has found herself back on a New England farm once again, doing what she loves and proud to be carrying on her family tradition.

I hope you find the advice and information here on her website helpful. If you have further questions that you don't find the answers to, please feel free to contact her via email to:

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