Author Lisa Steele is one of the most trusted voices in small-flock poultry keeping. Her first book, Fresh Eggs Daily, was all about healthy, natural care for chickens. Now comes Duck Eggs Daily, an equally valuable guide to raising ducks for eggs and companionship. This is also a book for chicken keepers who want to add ducks to their flock. While ducks can live happily with chickens, ducks are different in many important ways. Steele provides an information-packed, beautifully photographed how-to for raising - and living with - happy, healthy ducks. She examines every aspect of her ducks' lives, including duck houses and pools, health care, duck behavior and blending ducks into a chicken flock. She provides a breed chart and a selection of favorite recipes using duck eggs. What's behind the fast-growing interest in raising ducks? An increasing awareness of the superior nutrition and taste of duck eggs (compared to chicken eggs) and a desire for a personal connection with the foods we feed our families. Foodies and chefs are embracing the appeal of duck eggs. And many doctors recommend duck eggs for people allergic to chicken eggs.
Lisa Steele is the author of Fresh Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy Chickens...Naturally. Her website www.fresheggsdaily.com was named one of the Top 10 Garden Blogs of 2014 by Better Homes and Gardens. Her legion of Fresh Eggs Daily FB followers will be happy to discover her new page, Duck Eggs Daily. She is a frequent contributor to Backyard Poultry, Hobby Farms and Chickens magazines. Her writing has also appeared at HGTV Gardens and Better Homes and Gardens online. The author lives on a small hobby farm with her husband, dogs and her flock of ducks and chickens.