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How to Speak Chicken

Why Your Chickens Do What They Do & Say What They Say

Melissa Caughey



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Storey Publishing LLC
01 November 2017
Best-selling author Melissa Caughey knows that backyard chickens are like any favourite pet - fun to spend time with and fascinating to observe. Her hours among the flock have resulted in this quirky, irresistible guide packed with first-hand insights into how chickens communicate and interact, use their senses to understand the world around them, and establish pecking order and roles within the flock.

Combining her up-close observations with scientific findings and interviews with other chicken enthusiasts, Caughey answers unexpected questions such as Do chickens have names for each other? How do their eyes work? and How do chickens learn?

Foreword INDIES Silver Award Winner
Imprint:   Storey Publishing LLC
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 200mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 12mm
Weight:   327g
ISBN:   9781612129112
ISBN 10:   1612129110
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Melissa Caughey is the best-selling author of A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens (978-1-61212-418-6; Storey, 2015; 45,000 copies in print). Her award-winning blog, Tilly's Nest, which receives 150,000 visitors monthly, focuses on chickens, gardening, beekeeping, crafting from nature and cooking. Melissa has more than 35,000 regular subscribers through her blog, social media, and email, and she writes for Chickens Magazine, the HGTV blog, Grit Magazine, Community Chickens, Keeping Backyard Bees, and Country Living Magazine online.She lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, with her husband, two children (11 and 8), a flock of backyard chickens, backyard beehives, and a Miniature Schnauzer.

Reviews for How to Speak Chicken: Why Your Chickens Do What They Do & Say What They Say

Prepare to be surprised, delighted and humbled. -- Sy Montgomery, author of Birdology A delightfully refreshing look at the backyard flock that transcends the basics of food, water, health, and shelter. Learn to listen to your chickens to know how they are doing. Learn their language, and you just might catch them talking about you! -- Hank Will, Editor-in-Chief, Mother Earth News Melissa's enthusiasm for chickens, like my own, knows no bounds. Chickens are both amusing and practical and, as you'll find out, they are also intelligent communicators ... if you are willing to learn their language! This book provides fascinating insight and practical tips for fowl fanciers everywhere. -- P. Allen Smith, television host, writer, and professional gardener Through gorgeous images and a wise, intuitive, empathetic and funny point of view, Melissa Caughey shows us why we need to listen to our chickens and also what they have to tell us. -- Felicia Feaster, HGTV I loved How to Speak Chicken. -- Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation

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