The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens

By Kathy Shae Mormino,

Book cover of The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens: Simple Steps for Healthy, Happy Hens

Book description

The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens covers all aspects of keeping pet chickens in a beautifully illustrated, no-nonsense format. Kathy addresses everything needed to keep chickens simply, including coops, chick care, breed selection, chicken health, and beyond!

Internationally known as The Chicken Chick, Kathy Shea Mormino brings an informative…

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2 authors picked The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

I love reading books by authors whose passion for a topic bleeds into their writing. You can tell when you read this book that Mormino loves her chickens and has spent a lot of time working with and thinking about how to best raise them. There are many books out there about raising chickens, but for me, Mormino’s book was just the right length and detail and covered all of the topics you would need to bring some feathered friends into your life.

From Michelle's list on for aspiring urban homesteaders.

This is a good, thorough book on chicken keeping that contains quite a bit of information other chicken books lack. I like Mormino's no-nonsense approach: she offers strong words against using all the “woo-woo” herbs, vitamins, and supplements that are hocked on so many other websites. I think she's right in her assessment: people are more open to the woo-woo stuff because (like me) there are so many first-time backyard chicken owners who didn't grow up with chickens AND there's no vet service that takes chickens seriously in my area. So we feel like we're going it alone and want…

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