Lisa Steele is a 5th-generation chicken keeper, herbalist, Maine Master Gardener and the founder of the popular website Fresh Eggs Daily on which she shares tips and advice to help her readers raise their backyard chickens and ducks naturally. Her first book, Fresh Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy Chickens Naturally (St. Lynn’s Press, 2013) is a top selling bird care book and the first to focus exclusively on herbal and other holistic methods for raising chickens. Her second book Duck Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy Ducks Naturally (St. Lynn’s Press, 2015) followed the same philosophy for rearing ducks. Her third book Gardening with Chickens (Voyageur Press, 2016) focuses on integrating chickens and their wide-ranging benefits into a bountiful vegetable garden, a children's book titled Let's Hatch Chicks! (Voyageur Press, 2018) and her fifth book Chicken Keeping Hacks is due out in fall 2018 from Voyageur Press.
A sought-after public speaker at various fairs and festivals around the country, Lisa Steele’s writing can also be found in various publications including Farmers Almanac, Backyard Poultry, Hobby Farm, and Chickens magazines, and online at HGTVGardens.com, and Bobvila.com. She has appeared on NPR, P. Allen Smith’s Garden Style television show on PBS, Good Morning Maine, 207 and quoted in the Wall Street Journal.