Tuesday, October 22, 2013

My Fresh Eggs Daily Review, by Meredith Anderson

*Mom Disclaimer: my daughter is an animal lover with a thirst for knowledge, so it didn't surprise me one bit that she too wanted to read Fresh Eggs Daily.  She has read through all the books and magazines I've collected on the subject, and while some of it was a bit above her comprehension level, she wanted to learn all she could about her feathered friends.  She read this book on her own and in turn wrote a review.  All mom did was type, hit spell check and post.  BE KIND OR HOLD YOUR TONGUE!  Mama Tina gets pretty protective when it comes to her girl!*

Taking notes for the review!
Hi, my name is Meredith Anderson.  I'm 9 years old and in 4th grade.  I have had chickens for about 1 1/2 years because I thought they would be a fun 4-H project.  I love my chickens because they always cheer me up.  I have large breed laying hens and I have 6 bantam babies.  Raising chickens has made me want to learn more about them and I have tried to read everything I can find on them.

My mom's friend Lisa wrote a book about chicken keeping and she said I could do a review on it.  I think Fresh Eggs Daily is a good book for kids because there is a lot of good information for kids to learn.  This book is different from other books I've read because it is about doing things naturally.  In most other books it wants you to go out and get medications for your chickens, but Lisa talks to you about making your own treatments for your chickens with herbs.  I never knew there were so many good herbs for your chickens!
Herbs can help my chickens
lay better eggs!

My favorite chapter in the book is chapter 7, When You Want to Spoil Them, because there are a lot of good treats you can feed your chickens and bad treats you should not feed them.   My favorite recipe idea for chickens to eat would be the Cranberry Scratch Wreath in chapter 10.  It looks like the chickens would really enjoy this because there are many healthy foods in the wreath.

Munchkin the silkie and I can't wait to try some herbs!
I have learned a lot about how to help take care of my chickens in this book.  I will read this book again when I need helpful information about making my chickens healthy and happy in a natural way.  My birds and I love Fresh Eggs Daily!


  1. Meredith, what a wonderful book review! I bet I know someone who can help you grow some herbs for your chickens! This book sounds like one I'd like to read, too! (Grandma Sally)

  2. What a lovely post, Meredith! I'm so happy to hear that you loved Lisa's book as much as I did. Your Silkie Munchkin looks so much like one of ours. I can't wait to see her when she is grown up. I bet that she will be absolutely beautiful!

  3. What a great review Meredith; I really enjoyed reading it! I love that you take such good care of your chickens and want to raise them naturally. The cranberry scratch wreath was one of my favorite projects too - I can't wait to make one!
    PS: Munchkin the silkie is very cute! :)

  4. Wonderful review Meredith! I can hardly wait to read this book now. I don't have my chickens yet, I am in that planning stage and learning all I can so I can provide them a happy and healthy home. With your review, I am going to be happy to add this book to my chicken education shelf. Thank you for taking the time to point out the great tips this book offers for a happy and healthy flock.

  5. Yay! Excellent review, my friend! Love it! Does this mean we might be seeing more Meredith blog posts coming up?? I vote yes!! :-) :-) :-)

  6. That was my favorite chapter too Meredith. Nice review
    Janet. Timbercreekfarmer.com

  7. Meredith totally agree with you on how much are feathered friends cheer us up so of course we must keep them happy as well....naturally everyone should own a Fresh Eggs Daily book the bible for chicken keeping!!!!