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Giveaway!! Win a Copy of Free Range Chicken Gardens!


There are tons of chicken books out there. Books with portraits of rare and unusual chickens. Books about how to raise and care for chickens. Books about building coops. But all these books leave out a very key piece of information: how to integrate chickens into that nice garden you’ve been working to create. Turns out chickens like to eat lettuce, pea shoots, and kale, and that they love nothing better than to scratch up soil, preferably if you’ve just planted seeds there. They also poop. A lot. Usually in the middle of a pathway or on your deck chair. I’ve had chickens for four years and I wish that I could have had Jessi Bloom’s new book, Free Range Chicken Gardens: How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly Yard, in the beginning.

Everyone who has chickens or wants them needs this book on their shelf. Jessi is an extraordinarily talented garden designer, plant nut, and chicken keeper and her book details how to create gardens that coexist with chickens. Written in a cheerful, straightforward style, Jessi covers in detail the key aspects of raising chickens and creating a beautiful, functional outdoor space. Sprinkled throughout the book are real life examples of successful “chicken gardens”, which look gorgeous, while keeping the chickens safe and happy.

In my own garden I often focus on how to protect plants from my chickens when they free-range, a subject Jessi covers, but she goes into much more detail about designing gardens in a way to minimizes chicken damage. She covers coop placement, different free-ranging strategies, and lists plants that provide shelter and food and forage for chickens, as well as an extensive guide to chicken-resistant plants. The book also offers great advice on choosing breeds and training chickens, and features some fantastic coops and runs.

To celebrate Jessi’s remarkable book, I am participating in a virtual blog party! Myself and several other chicken-loving bloggers are giving away a copy of Jessi’s book, as well as the recently released cookbook The Fresh Egg Cookbook! To enter, please leave a comment on this post with your favorite way to cook eggs. The giveaway will run through Thursday, April 12th at which point I will choose a winner and Jessi’s publisher Timber Press, will send out copies of the books to the lucky commenter. You can join the blog party by checking out the posts by all the other partygoers. Just beware, you will surely find several new blogs you want to add to your blog roll! This is a list of super inspiring gardeners:

Jessi at

Gen at

Erica at

Theresa at

Angela at

Annette at

Kylee at

p.s. Angela and Theresa’s gardens are pictured in the book!

 (Images: 1. Timber Press 2. Kate Baldwin 3. Timber Press)
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135 Responses to “Giveaway!! Win a Copy of Free Range Chicken Gardens!”

  1. 1
    Martha Says:

    I love my chooks…but not what they do to my vegies! Looking for ideas!

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    Amber Says:

    Can’t wait to get my chicks…love two eggs, yolks broken!

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    Christina Says:

    When eating eggs plain I love them scrambled. But I would have to say my favorite use for them would be using them in cornbread!

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    Sally Says:

    Would love to figure out a way to have something like this in our yard!

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    Jane Says:

    a frittata: saute the vegetables (start with a little onion and/or garlic, cut up some vegetables from the refrigerator and garden…always seem to have kale around and/or mustard greens, spinach, maybe red pepper for color, mushrooms – whatever is close at hand); scramble the eggs with a little milk, salt/pepper, fresh herbs are great – parsley, chives, thyme – or dried. Pour the eggs onto the sauteed vegetables; cook on medium low until the eggs are almost set and then (if I have already turned on the broiler and have a ‘broiler-safe’ pan, put under it for about 1 minute: time it! Or else, just scramble them up in the pan …and eat on a piece of toast!

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    Kate Says:

    Don’t have a yard yet, but when I do, I’m hoping to have space for chickens and fresh vegetables. I like eggs so many ways! Scrambled with mushrooms on toast, whipped up into a meringue or custard, sunny side up, or hardboiled and chopped up into a mustardy egg salad sandwich with fresh tomatoes. I just want to give chickens a big hug because I love eggs so much.

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    Jane Says:

    …a friend of ours really wants us to add a few chickens; our backyard is small and has ‘extra shade’ from a 4 story apartment houses on south and west sides – I have trouble imagining that they would respect my love for our vegetables, plus we have a cat. I need that book! And I do have fond memories of waking up to crowing in urban Southern Africa (they apparently allowed roosters there….) Although we couldn’t provide such an aural morning alarm, I’m thinking of the visual joy we could offer to all our surrounding apartment people, looking out their windows onto our little chicken farm.

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    Debbie Says:

    I would love to have chickens. Soon, I hope :) I’m still in the planning stage and my city just recently passed an ordinance allowing chickens. Thanks for the opportunity.

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    Angela Says:

    I’d love to have chickens, and since we just moved into a new house with a pretty blank slate for a yard, maybe it will finally happen! I love to garden so I could really use a book like this as we start to figure things out.

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    Angela Says:

    …and I guess I forgot to say anything about eggs – my favorite way to cool them is poached! Preferably with cherry tomatoes and basil from the garden.

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    Grace Says:

    My favorite way to cook eggs is in a spinach quiche! I can’t wait to get chickens, this book seems so helpful!

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    Bianca Says:

    I love to cook up some scrambled eggs with some cherry tomatoes from the backyard.

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    Leena Says:

    I recently discovered how easy a pastry crust can be to make, so my favorite of the moment is quiche!

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    Liz Says:

    What a great idea for a book! I’d love a copy. My favorite way to cook eggs at present is to poach them and then serve over something savory – an arugula salad, a bowl of pasta with tomato sauce, or some fresh bread.

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    Liz Caskey Says:

    Truthfully, I love eggs cooked any way they come! But, my favorite is to make a breakfast taco, scrambled with some greens from the garden, a little salt and pepper, on a whole wheat tortilla and topped with a little picante sauce befor it’s wrapped up. Yummo!

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    Jill Says:

    Right now my hubby and I have been enjoying farm fresh eggs simply fried sunny side up. In the summer when I have fresh veggies, I love to cook up a zucchini ricotta frittata.

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    Sarah Says:

    I’m always enamored by soufflé, but my favorite way to eat eggs is to crack a few on top of sautéed onions, garlic and greens. So tasty with a little salsa and some toast.
    Sarah´s last [type] ..Stick it to the Man

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    Amy Says:

    My favorite way to eat eggs: Potato Pesto Quiche…using all those lovelies from the garden. Delish. (The potatoes are grated and used as the crust…great for your gluten-free friends)!

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    Elizabeth Says:

    Fresh eggs taste good no matter how you fix ‘em, but one of my favorites is to gently place two over-easy eggs on top of a slice of buttered toast smothered in garlic-sauted greens. Good and good for you. Hope I win the book — I’d love to integrate my garden and my chickens.
    Elizabeth´s last [type] ..Best links for 04/05/2012

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    Lisa Says:

    I love plain old scrambled eggs, beaten with a little bit of half & half and salt and pepper, and then quickly cooked in the skillet! I would love to win a copy of this book, I had big dreams for chickens this year and an unexpected military move has disrupted them for now. But this book looks awesome.

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    SAJ Says:

    I had a dream last night that someone was giving away megagigantic plant pots (the green and black plastic kind) in some kind of In My Dream garage sale. There were giant glass forcers on one person’s front porch, those giant pots on another, and in one particularly tempting yard: sheets of framed lathe. The giant pots were what caught my attention, mostly, because of their size. These things were so tall they could have had 2 stories in them. I decided they would be PERFECT as a chicken coop. Until I had to lug one home. It turned out to be a wee bit heavy and a lot dusty.

    Then I woke up.

    I’d love this book – I tried to win one direct from Timber Press but – sob – I wasn’t chosen.

    Eggs? Easy: poached. Nothing like a soft poached egg on anything – stir-fried kale, steamed purple sprouting broccoli, toast, smoked salmon slices, English muffins…with a little sprinkle of Spike.

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    Lindsey Says:

    I love to put some diced fresh mushrooms in a ramakin, break in two eggs, pour a few tablespoons of real cream on top and bake until the egg is done. Yummmmmmm.

    Thanks for the chance tgo win. My chickens currently get more out of the garden than I do, some weeks.

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    Megan Says:

    A homemade McMuffin! An toasted english muffin, an egg, cheddar cheese, bacon, a tomato slice and some garlic hot sauce!

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    Jon Culp Says:

    I love my eggs over easy with toast and apricot jam on the side.

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    Kelly Says:

    I like eggs-in-a-nest best – fried inside the hole in a piece of bread. Yum!

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    chppie Says:

    We like bull’s eyes (what Kelly calls eggs in a nest) a lot, especially with homemade bread, but I do love a good baked egg in a zucchini nest.

    This book looks so interesting.

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    pam Says:

    2 favourite ways to eat my eggs

    1st poached served on hot buttered toast or a crumpet.
    a close second
    2nd lightly scrambled, on top of hot buttered toast.

    There is nothing to beat a lovely egg, freshly laid by your own hens. The yolk is so deep and golden even free-range store bought eggs can’t compare.

    Mind you, the eggs are just a bonus – the hens are such a delight, each with their own cute, unique little ways I wouldn’t be without them!

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    jess s Says:

    While we bake, steam, boil, poach, fry and scramble a lot of eggs, my favorite way to eat them is in custard or creme brulee.
    jess s´s last [type] ..Jar Lunch: dessert edition

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    Mari Says:

    I am not all that creative with my eggs. Lately I’ve been scrambling them and eating them on toast.

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    Liz Says:

    We have four layers and they give us plenty of eggs! We are always looking for new egg recipes to use them. Yesterday I went through 8 of them by making lemon curd.

    My favorite way to eat the eggs themselves, though, is overeasy. I like them with some chalula hot sauce on top and some sourdough toast to mop up the runny yolks.
    Liz´s last [type] ..If I knew you were coming, I’d have baked a cake.

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    brittney Says:

    My favorite way to cook a backyard egg is over medium. I love them on top of some good toast (preferably homemade) :)

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    Hether Says:

    I love eggs in all their forms but most especially poached soft over toast with sauteed greens and sliced tomatoes. Or perhaps rancheros style with warm tortillas, beans and green chilies. Maybe my favorite is fried into left over quinoa.

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    Michele Says:

    I love it when my hubby scrambles eggs with veggies and herbs from the garden- kale, onions, fingerling potatoes, parsley, and chives. Perfect with a slice of toast with homemade blackberry jam.

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    Jen Says:

    I love my eggs scrambled with a shot of Texas Pete on top. Can’t wait to ge chickens and eat fresh eggs every day!

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    Daedre Says:

    My favorite way to cook eggs is to drop raw scrambled eggs into hot soup (tomato, or chicken noodle), cook a little longer until the egg is done, and enjoy. It’s a great way to add a little protein and bulk to soup (which usually does not fill me up).
    Daedre´s last [type] ..California Spring Trials 2012

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    Tanya Says:

    My new favorite way to eat eggs fresh from our lovely hennies…saute onion, greens such as chard, kale, bok choy, garlic, add a glug of heavy cream, salt and pepper, crack an egg or two on top, bake at 350 until eggs are set. SO good…

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    Merideth Says:

    Willi, I’m a huge fan! I recently added chickens to my own backyard and they’ve just started laying. We now have more eggs than we or our neighbors know what to do with! My favorite is to soft boil and eat with toast. But I might try lemon curd this weekend.

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    charisse Says:

    We love eggs in our house! We probably go through at least a dozen per week!! My everyday egg is the good old fashioned scrambled egg with some fresh herbs from the garden and a little crumbled goat cheese…oh…and hot sauce!! Can’t forget the hot sauce!

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    Mimi Says:

    I love fried eggs (yoke still a bit runny) with whole grain toast and some hot coco! I also love the idea and look of that book!

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    Kendall Says:

    For daily eating, we stick with poached (in water laced with vinegar and plenty of salt)…and during egg season when our chickens are really laying, I use variations of Nigella Lawson’s Clementine Cake to use up 6 eggs at a time. It’s a delicious, healthful, not too sweet cake that is good plain for breakfast or dressed up for dessert!

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    Stevie Says:

    Would love to read this book’s tips. I keep guineas in my garden b/c chickens eat everything—-veggies first and bugs last! And as a chicken owning family everyone has their favorite form of eggs—fried for hubby, scrambled for me, and poached for the kids.

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    Hannah Says:

    My favorite way to have eggs is simple: soft boiled eggs on toast. If you want to dress it up, add some Stilton cheese. Yum.

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    ted Says:

    I am a boring person, when it comes to eggs: over easy.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Roya Says:

    I’m a poached girl. Specifically a poached egg over veggie fried rice…mmmmmmmm.

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    cass Says:

    Soft-boiled eggs with soldiers… yum!

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    Kris Says:

    Favorite way to cook eggs … It’s a toss up between a veggie-filled frittata and my guilty pleasure, a fried egg sandwich with ketchup on toasted bread.
    I would love this book. Once we’ve expanded our garden to what we want, we’re going to work toward raising chickens. I hope to keep the garden growing strong once we add the hens.

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    Gypsy Meadows Says:

    broccoli/spinach quiche!!
    Gypsy Meadows´s last [type] ..A Medieval Lapbook

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    Jessica M Says:

    My favorite egg recipe came from my grandmother – pfaankuchen’s (German puff pancakes). I make them every Sunday morning for the family. Mmm, it’s a great way to use up 9 eggs!

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    Traci v Says:

    I love my chickens and they are hilarious when they are free ranging around the yard but they can destroy an herb garden in an afternoon!! I’d love to see what ideas this book has.

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    Ange D Says:

    I like to make a nest of greens in a pan and crack an egg into them.

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    quinnwick Says:

    I have chickens, and i have a garden. I wish they would get along better.

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    Karen Says:

    I love eggs cooked almost any way, but my favorite is baked in custards. No chickens yet, but I’ve got their names all picked out!

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    Kristina Says:

    Oooh! What an awesome giveaway! I NEED this book! My favorite way to cook eggs is to fry them in bacon drippings. Oh yum :)

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    Sheila Says:

    Wow, what a wonderful idea for a book! We are one year into having our hens (6). They free range my back yard as much of the day as possible but living in the Northwest and with all the rain we have had so far this Spring its been a challenge to get them out every day. Fortunately I have a fence around the veggie garden but I would love to be able to plant the rest of the yard so the girls are safe and the plants don’t get eaten! With fresh eggs I love them cooked over slow heat sunny side up so I can admire those huge orangy yellow yolks…mmmmm.

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    Kalin Says:

    Eggs most ways are great for me, but I love a great poached egg with some toast and sauteed greens and your creamy parmesan scrambled eggs – that’s become one of our weekend treats at home now. Someday I hope to have my own chickens with backyard-fresh eggs.

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    Kimberly Says:

    I love our backyard eggs cooked almost any way, but my favorite weekend breakfast is dutch babies.

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    Julie Says:

    Mmmm, shirred eggs.

    Lightly butter a ramekin, line with a slice of proscuitto, and crack in an egg or two. Add a teaspoon of cream per egg (or a tablespoon per egg the cream if you want to be more decadent for company) Sprinkle with some grated parmesan or cheddar and bake in 375F oven for 18 – 20 minutes. Sprinkle with chives or parsley.

    Eat with a spoon and a smile.

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    Maya Bowen Says:

    My made these eggs for every holiday when I was growing up. And now I wow my friends when I make these because they look so hard to make:

    Hard boil eggs. When cooled, cut the eggs in half long ways, with the shell still on. A serated knife works best – go slowly but it is not as hard as it sounds. Might take a little practice. You now have little egg “boats”. Scoop the egg into a bowl leaving the shell boats intact. Set these aside for later. To the egg, add melted butter, salt, pepper, thinly chopped chives, paprika or just about any other spice you like is optional. All this is to taste and so that the mixture takes on a consistency where the egg will stay in a ball when scooped into a spoon (kind of like that great soil that doesn’t stick together like clay but also doesn’t just crumble like dry dirt). Spoon this mixture back into the shell boats so they are almost a little over-full. Lay these egg side down on a baking dish you have already covered the bottom of in a layer of bread crumbs. Crumbly topping to your eggs. These will keep in the friedge for a few days. When you are ready, melt a tbs or two of butter in a saute pan (depending on how many eggs will fit in there at one time) and arrange the eggs face down in the melted butter of med-low heat. Let sit for a few minutes until heated through and have a nice golden brown color on bread crumbs. Eat directly out of the shells with a spoon and ENJOY!!

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    Aimee Says:

    I like a poached egg, firm but still a bit soft (if that makes any sense!) topped with a bit of chevre and some chopped fresh tarragon – and salt and pepper, of course. A piece of good crusty bread or toast on the side – a perfect meal in my book!
    Aimee´s last [type] ..A Quick Catch Up – In and Outside the Garden

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    Sarah D. Says:

    I have chickens and you should see their area of the yard! Yikes! I could definitely use some help. My favorite way to cook eggs is a slow cooked scramble on the weekend (the only time I have time for the slow cooked scramble). So good when they are done right.

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    Jenn Griffith Says:

    We love our eggs fresh from the nesting box scrambled with fresh green onions from the garden.

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    Heather M Says:

    Soft-boiled! Would love to have this book for garden design and chicken info. We’re at the contemplating state… would love to start out right!

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    Amy R Says:

    I love eggs lots of different ways but my fondest ‘egg memory’ cooking style is coddled. My mom is English and growing up we’d go to England every few summers to catch up with her family. Both of her brothers were dairy farmers in Sussex. Every morning we’d help my aunts collect the eggs and then they’d cook up a large English breakfast for my uncles as they came in from milking the cows. Sometimes they’d coddle the eggs which was my favorite method. They’d use beautiful English porcelain egg coddlers and the eggs were delicious – especially if you dipped your toast in the egg. :-) Of course we brought some home and would often cook eggs this way on weekends but somehow they never tasted quite as good as fresh eggs on the farm!

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    Elizabeth Says:

    I love Barbara Kingsolver’s Eggs in a Nest recipe from Animal Vegetable Miracle. Lately though I’ve been quite satisfied with good old scrambled eggs or fried egg on toast. So simple, and super tasty.

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    Deb Anderson Says:

    I usually eat eggs in one of two ways. I either go simple and cook 2 eggs over medium with toast, or I scramble them with a variety of items such as mushrooms, onions, spinach, olives, or whatever catches my fancy that day. I just saw a new idea I am going to try. You just crack an egg in each cup of a muffin tin and bake them! Of course when my kid was younger I always made “toad in a hole” by tearing out the middle of a piece of buttered bread, putting it in a skillet and cracking an egg into the hole. Eggs are one of my favorites because they are great any time of day!

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    Ken Says:

    Keeping chickens for the past 2 years has encouraged me to cook with eggs every way imaginable, but my favorite is still perfectly poached. BTW- Just bought your beautiful book for a friend’s birthday. She’s going to love it.

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    Neil Says:

    That book could change my whole garden strategy. Having problems keeping the chickens out of the vegi garden. My favorite wat to eat eggs is very simply fried to almost hard yoke.

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    Heather Sidener Says:

    We had to learn the hard way to fence the chickens out of the vulnerable parts of the garden, and now put boards over wherever I think they’ve dug too deep next to the bushes I’ve left them (rosemary, a mock orange, and some butterfly bushes). I made the mistake of hardening off my seedlings without fencing off the deck, too, and came out to three chickens surrounding my broccoli babies with a “thanks for the snacks!” look recently. Now they check to see if I’m looking before venturing up the stairs, and beat a hasty retreat if they’re caught in forbidden territory. Love my girls…
    Their eggs are best over hash browns made from homegrown potatoes, or scrambled with farmer’s market smoked salmon, and they make the best egg salad on spinach and toast too!

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    Meg M. Winkler Says:

    I am not a big fan of eggs but am trying to reintroduce them into my healthier eating regime. Thanks for this very cool website.

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    Kathleen Faulkner Says:

    Here is my recipe:
    one egg whipped
    cayenne pepper to taste
    pinch of salt
    one large rounded tablespoon of plain yogurt
    one quarter cup oat bran
    one stalk green onion cut up
    Mix all ingredients, cover bottom of pan with olive oil, pour mixture into pan and cook like a pancake. When cooked and placed on a plate, add a spoonful of yogurt on top then eat. It will make you smile.
    Kathleen Faulkner´s last [type] ..Making something out of nothing

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    Sarah Longman Says:

    I LOVE all my 16 chickens, my kids and I can’t stop picking out new baby chicks every time we go to FHA. We started with 4, and now they have taken over the yard! We have a summer and winter home (the green house) for them and the only place they are not allowed is the deck (I have to have a poop free zone). I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my yard to beautiful and chicken friendly. A CHICKEN WONDERLAND of Happiness.

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    Julie L. Says:

    I just had my favorite egg meal: scrambled eggs made with 1 whole egg and 2 whites. Covered with sauteed green onions, mushrooms, spinach and a little cheese. Yum, yum! The best thing is that the eggs are from my own chickens! Can’t wait to get a copy of this book for some ideas.

    I currently keep my chickens in their own fenced in area thru spring and summer. In the fall and winter, I let them have access to the entire yard. I just cover up the few growies that they might bother :)

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    Robin Wyll Says:

    Our favorite egg-dish for breakfast is called an Apple-Puff Pancake:
    Put half a stick of butter, 1/4 C brown sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon in a pie plate in the oven at 425 till it’s melted and bubbly. Add a thin sliced apple and bake another 2 min. Combine 5 eggs, 1/2 C milk, 1/2 C flour and dash of salt in your blender–add to pie plate and bake 18-20 min. Serve warm with maple syrup. Super easy and delicious!! This recipe comes from “Farm Chicks in the Kitchen” by Teri Edwards and Serena Thompson.
    We finally got baby chicks of our own yesterday. Have been enjoying home-grown eggs from neighbors and friends for years! So excited to have our own, they are so adorable and mesmerizing to watch!

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    Megan A. Says:

    I’ve had chickens for three years now- love ‘em! No one believes they are such easy pets- and everyone loves when I share eggs! My favorite egg dish… Sweet Onion Quiche: just saute up some Walla Walla Sweets- yum!- enough to cover the bottom of the crust, fill with your standard quiche (egg/milk) fill and voila! a DEEElish and super easy meal or snack!

    Would LOVE either of these books as I would love to have my chickens roaming around the yard but know they will devour, or scratch to pieces, just what I don’t want them to.

    Also LOVE Diggin’ Food and your beautiful new book… it all makes me smile.

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    Christy S Says:

    I love my chickens. I love to make quiches, desserts, but I also just love a plane ole’ egg salad.

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    Stephanie Says:

    Poached – can have them runny but don’t have to cook them in all that butter!

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    Em Walker Says:

    I love toad in the hole…or whatever you want to call it! :) A nice farm fresh egg in the middle of a nicely piece of toasted bread. You get your protein and your starch, with a little bit of fat from the butter used to brown the bread….hmmmm it’s and gives you a lot of energy to start the day! :)

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    Jacqui Says:

    My favorite way to eat eggs is a perfectly cooked, slightly runny yolk on toast or asparagus, yum!
    Jacqui´s last [type] ..Mushrooms & Rice With Yogurt Flatbread

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    Jennifer Albanese Says:

    Hard boiled, mashed up, lathered with butter, sprinkled with salt and pepper and served on toast…..the way my mama made them.

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    Sophia Says:

    Maybe it’s the season, but I just can’t get enough of hard boiled eggs recently. Someday I hope to be eating eggs from my own backyard and this book would provide and eggcellent game plan!

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    Hannah Says:

    I am in the preparatory stages of getting ready for chickens- I have been wanting them for years… It’s just my husband wanting to make sure everything is perfect first. Would love a book like this to cover logistics!
    I love any and all ways to eat eggs, but my current favorite is chocolate mousse (from seriously divine and I have no problems with raw eggs as long as they are organic.

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    Charlei Says:

    I like my eggs with the yolk runny. I think the proper term is over-easy, but I’m not sure. Took a long time before I could get them that way since as a kid I thought if you broke the yolk you *had* to scramble them. Not so! Can’t wait til our 3 little hens start to lay!
    Charlei´s last [type] ..Little Sprouts (Kids and Plants)

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    Amber Says:

    mmmm…love them scrambled or omelet style with spinach, shrooms, and bacon :)

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    Anne Says:

    I logged on ready to give my favorite way to eat eggs, but as I read everyone else’s comments, I changed my mind over and over (o:

    In any case, my current favorite is in Eggs Benedict!

    Happy Easter, everyone!

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    Monica Says:

    My favorite way to have eggs is scrambled with seasoned salt and pepper, poured over sauteed onion, shallots, green onion tops, or chives. This is really savory, and I love to have it with either toast or (if I have a sweet tooth and some time) homemade buttermilk pancakes. Mmm!

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    Melissa Says:

    I love eggs in a hole & poached & over easy & …

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    Genevieve Allen Says:

    My friend went to France and brought back this recipe from her cooking class. It’s an egg cake – whip up lots of eggs, cut up lots of yummy veggies (onions, asparagus,summer squash), add cheese and put it all in a loaf pan. You bake it and then slice it and serve it. It’s sooo good!!! I’m going to go make it right now.

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    Tyla Bowers Says:

    What a great book! I’d love to have a copy, as I am currently researching how to incorporate chickens into my home landscape. As for the eggs, fried with sharp cheddar and topped with slices of fresh tomato and cracked black pepper.

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    Jodi Anderson Says:

    Hands down, I love frittatas. (And omelets and fried eggs and soft-boiled eggs and quiche and deviled eggs.)
    Jodi Anderson´s last [type] ..lately, around here

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    Meg Says:

    I am somewhat boring with my favorites. I love them in an omelet or for a treat, scotch eggs.

    Thank you very much for this contest, we are anticipating getting chickens but since we are on a corner lot it is important that it looks good. I am hoping that this book will help me do just that.

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    Meaghan Says:


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    Jesse Clark Says:

    I love to soft poach eggs and serve them on top of a fresh garden salad. The yolk mixes with the salad dressing taming some of the acidity from the vinegar and the left over heat lightly wilts some of the salad greens. A refreshing and light breakfast that doesn’t make me want to go right back to bed like some traditional breakfast fare.

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    shannon Says:

    I didn’t like eggs as a kid and as an adult I have just started to try them in different forms. I have recently discovered poached eggs and I’m enjoying their goodness!

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    Adrienne Says:

    We like regular old scrambled eggs in our family. Sometimes in a burrito, sometimes on the side, or sometimes with tofu. Yum!

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    ten Says:

    my favorite way to eat eggs is, according to my fave waffle house waitress, is “over medium hard” – i like the whites solid and the yolks runny. and my waffle house cooks them that way every time…..

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    whit Says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win. Will enjoy the inspiration i find in your new to be blog.

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    tanya good Says:

    love my eggs as an Omelet w fresh veggies sauteed into it!!! YUM!

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    Nicole Says:

    nothing beats a omlet with onions, mushrooms, spinich, and sharp chedder cheese!

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    Sheila Shook Says:

    We are looking at purchasing some chickens and need some ideas. Love the free range egg.

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    Alana Ness Says:

    I live in Seattle and recently got four hens. The fresh eggs are So superior! My favorite way to have them is soft boiled with a little salt and pepper and toast. Fresh eggs are so delicious I don’t need anything else on them :)

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    Susan Says:

    One of my fav’s is scrambled eggs in Coconut oil. Push eggs to one side of the pan when done add a splash of almond milk and a pat of cream cheese, to basically make a sauce. Stir together Then sprinkle with fresh dill. Yummy!

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    Shane Says:

    Definitely poached! Preferably over a bed of sausage and potato hash with hollandaise sauce on top!

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    Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life Says:

    Eggs benedict is my fave. I have four new chicks and can’t wait until they lay.

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    Linda Says:

    My favorite egg recipe is your recipe for scrambled eggs with thyme and Creme Fraiche.
    Best eggs ever!

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    debh Says:

    My favourite way to cook eggs is in a cheese souffle! Yummy!

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    imp Says:

    Simply done. Splash of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, two eggs cracked into the pan resulting in silken and glossy sunny side up eggs, after a couple of minutes, slid onto a plate then dressed with sriracha sauce. Delicious.

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    Vanessa Says:

    We plan on having chickens at our next property and it would be wonderful to plan the garden before getting the chickens.

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    Curt Says:

    the reason I should have this book
    is because I really need to look
    into the why’s and hows
    of animals smaller than cows
    with my girlfriend I’ll be off the hook

    Favorite way to do eggs? poached with sunny side up running a close second.

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    Evelyn Vincent Says:

    My favorite way to eat eggs is seasonally, this time of year… scrambled with Asparagus – YUM!!!

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    Cathy Says:

    I have 3 chicks (my first) I could use all the help I can get.I started eating free range eggs 2 years ago and can’t go back so I though I would do my own. I have a 2 ac. organic garden and 6 grandbabies to help.I’m hope to teach them good eating habits.These books would help me do it right the first time! If I win I will let you know how it is going!I Love my eggs over easy!

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    Khadijah Says:

    I like my eggs scrambled, with a little cheese and fresh herbs. Simple, but yummy!!

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    Barbie Says:

    Love it! Planning a run and coop soon. This would be a gret book to start with so I don’t end up ruining my efforts. ;-)

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    Katharina Says:

    Oh, I am dreaming of a yard with chickens.
    Eggs… I like them with springonions scrambled after a few moments in the pan.

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    Nerissa Says:

    Without eggs I wouldn’t have pudding and I love pudding. And ice cream!

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    Norah Alberts Says:

    My daughter is itching to get a pet and I’m seriously thinking of getting chickens. I only have room in an area where we have a kitchen garden and need ideas on how to have them both.

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    Norah Alberts Says:

    Oh I like my eggs scrambled with tabasco :)

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    Shanyn Says:

    I love to scamble egss…wait..i love them hardboiled,,,,but I also love eggs Sunny-side-up-with the yolk barely runny. Oh, and I LOVE frittatas, with yummy mushrooms, chesse and veggies. OH,,,,but I also love when my husband makes the best spinach and cheese omelets. Hmmm, so many choices, and only one breakfast a day!

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    Janell Patterson Says:

    Fresh food and eggs, my favorite. I couldn’t do with out eggs for a quick veggie scramble!

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    Jessie Says:

    Me and the girls (Penny & Ginger) love to curl up in the porch swing with a good book. I think that they would really enjoy this!

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    Jeannie Van Popta Says:

    Hard boiled with fresh bread and butter. Topped with course sea salt. Mmmm…now I’m hungry.

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    carrie Says:

    I like a simple poach on some really good bread

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    Julia Says:

    Hard-boiled, in egg salad, on homemade challah bread. I can’t resist it!

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    Sue D Says:

    My favorite way is to have my husband scramble them for me. I fix egg salad for his lunches.

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    michelle Says:

    Fried! In bacon fat… terrible, I know, but so yummy! Then make a bacon & egg sandwich with buttered toast. A side of fried potatoes is also nice. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Jeremy Says:

    Eggs whipped up to make macarons are amazing!

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    Roxanne Says:

    I tend to my 83 year old grandmother’s free range chickens on her farm with my two year son in tow, I would love to have my own chickens but it’s not allowed within city limits where I live. I’d love to get my hands on this book to improve the way her chickens roam!
    My son loves hard boiled, he has so much fun peeling the blue shells himself.
    I’m a big fan of “egg in a basket” with a whole grain bread.

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    Tiffiny Says:

    I am looking forward to reading the tips and ideas from Jessi’s book. My 3 laying hens might be weary of me changing some things about “their” yard however. ;) I think am trying to learn how to better share my garden and other edibles with the chickens. Now if only they could read the book too and realize that our goals are the same!

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    Carmen Says:

    I’m not sure what my favorite way to cook eggs are – we love scrambled, omelets, overnight egg bake and eat them for breakfast AND dinner.

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    KM Says:

    Baked eggs. Layer butter, raw tomato, raw egg, and top with parmesan cheese and another drop of butter. Bake until cooked. Serve with strips of toast for dipping!

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    Shannon Says:

    Hard-boiled on buttered toast…or a big fat scramble with leftover potatoes, chicken sausage, tomatoes, mushrooms, cheese…don’t care for morning eggs but a great supper dish

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    Laura S. Says:

    My favorite way is with some fresh veggies from my garden!

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