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A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens: Best Breeds, Creating a Home, Care and Handling, Outdoor Fun, Crafts and Treats Paperback – March 10, 2015

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Winner: Learningâ Magazine 2016 Teachers’ ChoiceSM Award for the Family

Winner: 2016 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books

“This book is a must have for families getting started with their first flock.  Full of colorful ideas such as crafts and recipes for your ladies, it also covers the essential how-to's of raising chickens that everyone can learn from.”
—Jessi Bloom, author of Free Range Chicken Gardens

“This colorful book is bursting with kid’s energy and enthusiasm while delivering all the basics in brief, easily digested segments.”
Backyard Poultry

“One of the most well-rounded and eye-catching guides to raising chickens I’ve seen.”
Austin American Statesman

“Dogs? Cats? Goldfish? Gerbils? So old school. Caughey explains how to a child's love of animals into a different type of pet experience, one with fresh eggs."
The Morning Call


"Fun, fascinating and full of practical tips for keeping chickens, A Kid’s Guide to Keeping Chickens is a must-have for anyone interested in starting a flock to call their own.
—  HGTV Gardens

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Looking for Some Feathered Friends?

Whether you have chickens already or are thinking of getting them, this is the book for you! Chickens can be great pets with big personalities and, to top it off, they provide fresh eggs for your table. This book will tell you all you need to know about keeping a flock healthy and happy. You'll learn how to feed, house, and take care of them  and, of course, how to have fun with them, too.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (March 10, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1612124186
  • ISBN-13: 978-1612124186
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.6 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,443 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Amanda Schmitz on March 5, 2015
Format: Paperback
It's hard for this book not to catch your eye. Not only are the pictures and drawings gorgeous, but the information it contains is astounding. This is definitely not a book just for children! I would recommend this for any new chicken keeper. It covers hatching chicks, raising them, the egg laying process and everything in between, not to mention a lot of the most common illnesses that can strike your flock. With recipes, crafts, stories, interviews and a page of helpful resources, this is a must have. I haven't come across a chicken book that actually held my attention but I had a lot of fun reading through this one. Melissa outdid herself!
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Very informative. From hatching chicks and raising them to what to expect through the whole life of a chicken. This book is great for adults too. Not only is it packed full of information, it has crafting ideas, interviews with children chicken keepers, recipes for chickens and humans, a fun poster, and even teaches you how to talk with chickens. I have a neighbor who owns chickens so I knew a little bit about them, but by reading this book I have learned so much more and would feel confident to raise some of my own. Great book!
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Don't let the name of this book fool you -- even if you don't have kids, this is an excellent book for a new chicken keeper who loves their chickens. I got so many ideas to make treats for my hens, and to make their lives more fun. The author truly understands the loving relationship we can create with our chickens.

That being said -- if you do have kids - this book is a must - especially if your kids can read it prior to the first chicks moving in. They will have a blast treating their flock. More importantly, they will learn all about hens - from their anatomy to proper feeding and care. There are crafts and recipes for kids to do too.

A delightful book - great information - vibrant photos - as the host of the internet based Chicken Show - this book is one of my favorites for all round chicken care for those of us who consider chickens pets. Love, love, love it.
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Great little book, with instructions on everything from selecting chicken breeds, to building chicken coups, to daily care of chickens, to presenting chickens for show. Things I found especially useful were places where it told children to have an adult help them do things such as working with tools, and to have an adult check on local laws regarding home raising of chickens. They cut down from the thousands of chicken breeds available to just a few, very different breeds, with their pros and cons, to allow someone to decide what breed they want - as well as how to get them.

The book would be useful for an adult who was thinking of keeping chickens for the first time, or at least the first time in many years.

Nothing at all in the book was there about raising chickens for meat. A suggestion was made to possibly give a chicken which the child could not raise or keep to a farmer.
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I bought this for my 8-year old son for Christmas because we have chickens (9 hens and 1 rooster). I find him reading it and referring to it a lot!
It has great ideas for crafts and snacks for the chickens, as well as useful information for taking care of them. It also gives some good information on what breeds you might be interested in.
I follow the author's Facebook page and blog too. :-)
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Did you know that chickens do indeed make good pets? Unbelievable you say? Well, take the word of Melissa Caughey, award winning blogger of Tilly’s Nest and HGTV.com gardening contributor. She has taken ten years of experience with her own backyard flock and shown just how easy and entertaining it is to take care of chickens. And then Caughey has taken it a step further where other chicken keeping books have yet to go. She has written this book for young readers, making this title perfect for family reading!
Full color photography & lively illustrations throughout make this a title both educational and easy to use. Great detail on everything from choosing the best types of chickens, creating a safe coop, how to care and feed your chickens, and how to safely handle and train your chickens (yes, it can be done!). Information on how to start composting, how to plan and plant a chicken friendly garden for free ranging, and even diagrams of a chicken’s digestive system. And young chicken keepers have contributed to the title in a Q&A piece found throughout the book called, “Why I Love Chickens.” Kids will enjoy reading what their peers enjoy about keeping chickens.
Caughey also includes recipes and craft projects to round out the book for librarians and teachers alike. This title is certain to please the farm to table crowd eager to start their own flocks, famers’ market shoppers, 4-H Clubs and even homeschoolers looking to add science and home economics to their children’s studies.
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This is an awesome resource for ANYONE with chickens. Regardless if you have kids around your hens or not. It's filled with great info written in a clear, concise manner so you can gather the info you need quickly and easily. Love all the photos and images to help you understand what's going on with your chickens. This is a must for anyone with backyard chickens as a resource on their bookshelf.
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