Author(s): Melissa Caughey
Best-selling author Melissa Caughey knows that backyard chickens are like any favorite pet -- fun to spend time with and fascinating to observe. Her hours among the flock have resulted in this quirky, irresistible guide packed with firsthand 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
With contagious enthusiasm and fascination for her backyard chickens, best-selling author Melissa Caughey shares her unique observations of her flock-how they sense the world, communicate impending danger, establish pecking order, and develop learned behaviours-along with scientific facts, colourful photos, and entertaining tidbits.
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.