Games & Hobbies
#370: The Easy and Smart Way on How to Teach Your Kids to Hatch Chicks
In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Lisa Steele of Fresh Eggs Daily on the easy and smart ways on how to teach your kids to hatch chicks.
Lisa comes on The Vegetable Gardening Show today to tells about how easy it is to show your kids how to hatch chicks and how she was able to turn that process into a fun story in her new book "Let's Hatch Chicks!: Explore the Wonderful World of Chickens and Eggs".
She'll tell you what equipment you will need if you don't have a hen and rooster, she'll give you what you need to know before you even get started as well as the lessons your kids will learn from the entire egg hatching process.
From there, Lisa will tell you about the food that your new chicks will need, how they will adjust to any existing hens that you already own and when you can expect your new chicks to start laying eggs.
This and so much more on this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show!
◾ The basics of hatching chicks
◾ Equipment needed when hatching chicks without a mother hen
◾ Food for your new chicks
◾ Your new chicks adjusting to the existing flock
◾ The length of time chickens lay eggs
With an audience of hundreds of thousands that spans the globe, I am well-recognized as the creative force behind Fresh Eggs Daily®, the most popular destination for natural chicken and duck keeping advice on the internet.
A fifth-generation chicken keeper who has been around chickens most of my life, I have been raising my own backyard flock since 2009 and sharing my farming adventures on my wildly popular blog and Facebook pages, charming readers and drawing them to Fresh Eggs Daily® in record numbers to help them learn how to keep their flocks safe from predators, how to build strong immune systems, and how to keep them healthy and happy without using antibiotics or other commercial medications.
A Maine Master Gardener and aspiring herbalist dedicated to raising my own animals as naturally as possible, I offer practical, down-to-earth and time-tested homeopathic advice for raising chickens using herbs and other holistic preventives and remedies - and show my readers how to have some fun while doing it. In addition to chicken keeping tips, I also share DIY projects for the coop and run using repurposed materials, natural household and personal products, gardening ideas, and recipes using fresh eggs, vegetables and herbs.
I grew up on a small farm across the street from my grandparents chicken farm in central Massachusetts and raised chickens and rabbits growing up. Our family always had a large vegetable garden, which is where my love of working in the soil began. After heading off to college and a short stint on Wall Street (where I grew herbs on the windowsill of my tiny apartment!), I am back on a New England farm once again, doing what I love and proud to be carrying on my family tradition.
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