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From her small farm in Maine, Lisa Steele dispenses chicken advice one nugget at a time to her hundreds of thousands of followers across social media all over the world. 

The author of six top-selling poultry books and creator of Fresh Eggs Daily®, the largest backyard chicken keeping site online, Lisa has put her own unique spin on chicken keeping - keeping it natural and incorporating lots of herbs and edible flowers in their diet and environment. 

And it’s a message that's been striking a chord with both soccer moms and homesteaders alike since 2009. 

A fifth-generation chicken keeper on her mother’s side, Lisa created the perfect storm to become the foremost “eggspert” on everything backyard chicken early on when the movement first began to gain momentum more than a decade ago. 

Offering solid advice that is simple, effective and makes sense, she also ventures over to the whimsical side and advocates curtains, wallpaper and twinkle lights in chicken coops - and in fact her own coop features shiplap on the walls, buffalo check curtains and even a mirror so her chickens can give themselves a once-over before heading out for the day. 

As she states, “these aren’t your grandmother’s chickens!”.

About the Author Local television host, author, blogger, 5th generation chicken keeper, Maine Master Gardener, DIYer and "coop to kitchen" cook living on a 125-acre farm in central Maine.

Local Television Host Hosted a "chicken lifestyle" television show titled Fresh Eggs Daily with Lisa Steele on WPXT-TV (the CW) in the southern Maine viewing area from 2016-2018.

Currently the host of a 30-minute country lifestyle show called Welcome to my Farm on the Maine NBC affiliate NEWS CENTER Maine which airs in Maine statewide as well as parts of New Hampshire on Saturday mornings at Noon.

Author Her first book was aptly titled Fresh Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy Chickens...Naturally (St. Lynn's Press, 2013) and 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, and more, to guide readers on a more natural path to chicken keeping using herbs, edible flowers other old times methods.

It has been a best-selling chicken keeping book on Amazon since it's release and is considered a classic in the genre.

Her second book titled Duck Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy Ducks...Naturally (St. Lynns Press, 2015) does the same for backyard ducks as her first book did for chickens and is the best-selling pet duck book on the market.

A third book titled Gardening with Chickens: Plans and Plants for You and Your Hens (Voyageur Press, 2016) which combined her two passions - chickens and gardening - and was named one of the best garden books of 2016 by USA Today.

Her childrens book Let's Hatch Chicks! (Young Voyageur, 2018) was long-listed for the AAAS/Subaru Prize for Excellence in Science Books for Kids, and her fifth book 101 Chicken Keeping Hacks from Fresh Eggs Daily (Voyageur Press, 2018) in which she shared more than a hundred quick and easy tips and tricks for raising backyard chickens was released later that same year.

DIY Chicken Keeping from Fresh Eggs Daily is due to be released in February 2020 also from Voyageur Press.

In total, her books have sold nearly 100,000 copies over the last six years, making them some of the most-read and popular in the niche.

She is currently working on her next book.  

Freelance Writer In addition to writing books, she is a sought-after contributor for such publications as Farmers Almanac, Hobby Farms, Chickens Magazines and Backyard Poultry magazine, as well as for, and

Trusted "Eggspert" Having written more than 1,000 blogs posts on her website since 2012, she has taken the backyard chicken keeping arena by storm to become the most trusted voice in natural chicken keeping - the go-to girl if you will - often being interviewed for, or quoted in, national magazine and newspaper articles including The Wall Street Journal, USAToday, BuzzFeed and The Associated Press.

Fresh Eggs Daily® was named one of the Top 10 Gardening Blogs by Better Homes and Gardens magazine as well as by Nature Hills Nursery, which helped to solidify her place in the gardening world as well.

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

Social Media Influencer In 2011 she created the Facebook page Fresh Eggs Daily which has almost 700,000 fans and is one of the largest backyard chicken keeping pages on Facebook.

Also active on  Instagram with 84,000 followers, Lisa has become the main "chicken lifestyle" expert in the social media backyard chicken arena whom others turn to for sound advice and helpful guidance.

Answering questions about soft-shelled eggs, chickens that won’t lay in their boxes, how to hatch chicks or which breeds make the best pets, she’s become a trusted confidante to aspiring chicken keepers around the globe.

As such, she also has been working with some of the top companies in the chicken keeping space, since long before the word “influencer” was even a speck on the horizon. Long ago, brands recognized that she’s built a loyal fan base who trust her advice and trust which products they should use and buy.

In aggregate, across all social media platforms, she reaches over a million loyal, targeted viewers.  See her social media stats appear HERE.

Public Speaker/Public Figure  Lisa has appeared on P. Allen Smith's Garden Style television show on PBS, as well as on several local and national television talk/news and radio programs and appears regularly at fairs, conferences and book signing events nationwide presenting talks in the areas of chicken keeping, raising ducks, gardening. 

Prior speaking engagements and appearances have included the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, Northwest Flower and Garden Show, and Country Living Fairs. For a current list of scheduled appearances, please refer to the Events tab.

Entrepreneur  Lisa's college education finally came in handy (a degree in Business Management with a minor in Accounting from Bryant College in Rhode Island) as she ventured into the world of entrepreneurship with the launch in early 2018 of the Fresh Eggs Daily® brand of all natural poultry feed supplements.

Launching her own brand last year, she’s drawing on her business background and years working on Wall Street. She knows how to market a product, calculate profit margins and manage a business. She knows how to prepare a tax return and file a trademark. These are things that the average blogger (or chicken keeper) generally doesn’t have in their arsenal.

This business savvy,  along with her loyal fans, has helped her rise through the ranks to become the most recognizable face in chicken keeping and catapulting her products alongside major national brands in popularity.

Recent Press + Media  Lisa has been featured on the Hallmark Home and Family show, Good Day Sacramento, San Diego Morning Extra, Good Morning Maine, 207, Yahoo News, ABCNews, Delish,, HGTV and Bob Vila - and in Southern Living magazine, American Farmhouse Style, Down East magazine and the Cottage Journal. See the complete list of television appearances and print and on air features.

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