How to Speak Chicken

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

By 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?

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“From decoding squawks to mapping out flock hierarchies and dealing with squabbles in the henhouse, How to Speak Chicken is the ultimate guide to keeping all of your ducks – make that chickens – in a row.” — Country Living 

“A new spin on chickenese ready to drive any urban farming linguist mad as a wet hen with joy.” — Library Journal

“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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Number of pages
144
Publication date
November 28, 2017
ISBN
9781612129112