Covering everything from feeding, housing, and collecting eggs to quirky behaviors and humane treatment, Caughey’s engaging advice helps children understand the best ways to care for their chickens. Spark enthusiasm with creative activities like chicken forts and a veggie piñata for the flock, and feed more than the imagination with egg-centric dishes like Mexican egg pizza.
About the author:
Melissa is a nurse practitioner, backyard chicken keeper, beekeeper, Master Gardener, crafter and cook. She is a regularly contributes to HGTV, DIY Network, Angie's List, Grit Magazine, Community Chickens and Keeping Backyard Bees. She travels the country presenting on chicken keeping, bee keeping, gardening and crafting around the country and at the Country Living Magazine Fairs and the Mother Earth News Fairs.
Her first book, A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens, and her website have won multiple awards including The Blue Ribbon Blogger Award from Country Living Magazine, Top 10 Gardening Blogs by Better Homes and Gardens Magazine in 2014 and 2016. A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens, has won the 2016 Learning Magazine Teacher's Choice Award and the 2016 American Academy for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) /Subaru Science Book &Film--Prize for Excellence in Science Books. Her latest book, How to Speak Chicken, has been named as one of 2017's Best Bird and Birding Books by Forbes Magazine.
She currently calls Cape Cod, MA home, where she lives with her husband, two children and a menagerie of animals. You can follow along on her adventures on her website, Tilly's Nest, and social media.