Chickens make wonderful pets, and Melissa Caughey (author of the award-winning blog Tilly’s Nest) provides all the information kids need to raise healthy chickens and have tons of fun doing it! Caughey engagingly shares her advice so that kids understand what it means to keep chickens and what kind of housing, food, equipment, and care the chickens will need to thrive.
She also suggests many creative activities sure to spark enthusiasm and imagination, such as speaking chicken, creating a veggie piñata for the flock, and making a chicken fort in the backyard. She even offers ten egg-centric recipes kids will love to make and eat, including French toast, egg drop soup, and Mexican egg pizza. A colorful pull-out poster completes the book!
I have bought and read many books on raising chickens. This one covers the essence of the problems in a nutshell and has great projects for my grandkids to get involved in the process, too.