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Keeping Chickens

A Kid's Guide to Everything You Need to Know about Breeds, Coops, Behavior, Eggs, and More!

Mindie Dittemore


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The best homesteading tips to raise happy, healthy chickens!

Whether you have chickens already or are just thinking of starting your own flock, this book is packed full of valuable information that will help you raise and maintain a happy, healthy flock. Not only will you learn the basics like how to pick the right breeds, how to house, feed, and care for your birds, but you will also find craft, gardening, and DIY projects that will make taking care of your flock fun and entertaining! 

You will find tons of information on:
  • Top breed picks for kids
  • What should be in a coop and how to clean the coop
  • Pros and cons of free range v. chicken coops
  • When to expect your first egg 
  • How to train your chickens to be more friendly (and even do tricks!)
  • Easy egg recipes and creative chicken crafts!

Sky Pony, 9781510745834, 256pp.

Publication Date: September 17, 2019

About the Author

Mindie Dittemore, aka The Homesteadin Mama, is a homesteader and the blogger behind She has worked in an educational capacity in museums, zoos, aquariums, as a 4H leader, poultry workshop host, and most importantly, as a mother. She has been published in such magazines as Your Chickens, Home Farmer, and Practical Poultry, and loves being able to inspire others. She lives in Michigan with her husband and two young poultry enthusiasts.