This will serve as a record, both in writing and in photographs, of our leap into being chicken owners. Starting from the acquirement of a used turkey coop, the remodel, arrival of the chicks, the raising of the chicks, and eventually our daughter taking them for 4-H show next year.
Here we go!
*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!