Mar 19, 2015

A Kid's Review of "A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens"

A kid's review of A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens
A kid's review of A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens
Hello! My name is Sophia and I'm 9 years old. I'm the daughter of Kathy Mormino a.k.a, "The Chicken Chick." I'm here to do a book review on the book, A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens by Melissa Caughey, My mom is a friend of Mrs. Caughey's. This is my mom on the left with the book's author Melissa Caughey in the middle and their friend Sarah Hudock. They were at a poultry show near our house in this picture.
This is my mom on the left with the book's author
A kid's review of A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens
My family has had chickens since I was four years old. I remember playing in the empty chicken coop when we got it. I was too little to help much with the chickens when I was four, but as I got older, I could help with more and more like feeding the chickens, painting the coop and collecting eggs.
A kid's review of A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens
So, back to the book. First of all, this book gives great advice on ideas for homes for chickens and how to make them. You should get a coop before you get the chickens because they can't live outside.
A kid's review of A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens
This book gives great ideas and recipes for treats made just for chickens, it has a summer jello treat that looked like pizza! There were some ideas for playing with chickens and for entertaining them. For example, if you move a rock or a log, they will have fun digging for bugs underneath. The book talks about how a chicken's digestive system works and what foods are recommended for most chickens. It says some foods are bad for chickens like onions and rhubarb. 

In this book I learned that chickens usually lay their first eggs when they're about 24 weeks old. Chicken years are different than human years, kind of like dogs and cats. I learned that chickens start to become young adults at just 6 weeks old.

The book shows how to give a chicken a bath, gives advice for when a chicken is sick and it also helps you make your own chicken first aid kit.

The book also comes with a fold out activity poster at the end.  I had fun filling out the activity poster and hanging it in my room!

In conclusion, I would like to say that this book has taught me a lot about chickens and caring for them and I think you will learn a lot from it too. I recommend this book to kids of all ages whose families are about to get chickens and want to help out a little. Read this book and you'll be a chicken keeping whiz! Well, that's the end of my review. I hope you enjoyed it.
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Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick®

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