How to Speak Chicken: Why Your Chickens Do What They Do & Say What They Say

How to Speak Chicken: Why Your Chickens Do What They Do & Say What They Say


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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

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Get an inside perspective on what makes your chickens tick.

• Discover the keys to understanding chicken communication, from their vocalizations and behaviors to social structure and flock etiquette.

• Explore chicken anatomy and intelligence, with information on the inner workings of the egg, the range of avian emotions, and chickens’ ability to solve problems — and even do math!

• Glean wisdom from Melissa Caughey’s personal accounts of life with chickens and what it has taught her about motherhood, friendship, loss, and love.

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