The Chicken Chick’s Guide to Backyard Chickens: Simple Steps for Healthy, Happy Hens Paperback


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!

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Internationally known as The Chicken Chick®, Kathy Shea Mormino brings an informative style and fresh perspective on raising backyard chickens to millions of fans around the world. An attorney by profession, Kathy is the founder and one-woman creative force behind her wildly popular and award-winning Facebook page and blog, The-Chicken-Chick.com.

Now her practical, down-to-earth approach to chicken-keeping is available in book form. Sharing her years of hard-earned experience and collaborations with poultry veterinarians, nutritionists, and professors, she provides simple steps to care for these uncommon pets with confidence. Kathy’s personality permeates the book as she guides newbie, veteran, and would-be backyard chickeneers alike through all aspects of small-flock care—from getting into the hobby to housingfeedingegg productionhealth, and much more. The result is accurate information presented in the fun and abundantly illustrated format that Mormino has delivered on her blog for years.

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Chapter Nine: Seasonal Considerations

Allowing a hen to hatch eggs is significantly easier than monitoring and managing the process in an electric box. Broody hens handle all the details, from temperature and humidity control to egg turning and raising the chicks. This half Black Copper Marans and half Wheaten Marans is ellen deHeneres. Her chick is a Dorking.

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 8 × .50 in