Monday, March 24, 2014

"Young Chicken Farmers" Children's Book Review

            It should come as no surprise that I was super excited when I came across Young Chicken Farmer: Tips for Raising Backyard Chickens by Vickie Black on If you haven't heard, we have started our own backyard chicken raising adventure this year. I think it's wonderful that more and more families are starting to raise their own chickens, so I thought it was great that someone created an easy to read guide to help children learn how to care for chickens!
            I really can't say enough how wonderful this book is and what a great introductory guide it is! Since it is geared towards children, I loved that there are real life photos on each page instead of illustrations, which I believe helps kids grasp concepts better. It talks about everything from chick care, to daily chores, and even how to keep your chickens entertained! 
            Young Chicken Farmers is written in a simple, easy to understand way for children and not "wordy" so they won't get distracted from the main points they need to know. There is a glossary in the back for key terms as well as resources on how to choose the breed of chicken that is right for your family. 
            If you are considering raising backyard chickens and have young children who are already interested in their care or you want to get them interested in it, I highly recommend this book. Even if they are not old enough to care for the chickens alone, you are sure to find ways they can help in this title! 
            You can purchase Young Chicken Farmer: Tips for Raising Backyard Chickens from the publisher's website HERE, check them out on Facebook, or read more about the author's backyard chickens on her blog.

Disclaimer: I received this e-book free to review through All opinions expressed in this review are my own.


  1. Looks like a great non fiction read for young kids! I like the idea behind the book very much :)
    Thanks for sharing on Kidlit Bloghop
    -Reshama @ Stackingbooks

  2. Our neighbors have chickens, and my 5-year-old grandson just loves them. This would be a good book for him, but then I might have to buy chickens!!! Thanks for sharing on the Kid Lit Blog Hop.

    1. Thanks for stopping by! When we still had our chickens inside our 1 year old daughter liked to "give them kisses". ha ha I hope she's like me and continues to love animals as she gets older.