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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: 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
From the Back Cover
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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This is a great resource for the beginner chicken owner or for someone who is wanting to get their children more involved it the backyard chicken lifestyle. It has tons of beautiful pictures and illustrations. It even comes with a poster that you can fill out to tell all about the chickens you own. That was a big hit with my girls. I think they showed everyone that came over for weeks after they got the book.
We will keep it on hand and likely lend it to friends. I imagine this book would serve 6-10 year olds very well.