Pros: Chapters are easy week by week reference, Amazing photos of 3 chicks' development and their brooder to coop enviroments
Cons: Not a 'story book'
Pesky kid at the brooder jabbering off questions while youre cleaning? Go look it up kid!
What temp is the brooder supposed to be this week? Simply open the chapter for 'Week 3' and start skimming for temp info. Chapters are short 2-3 page deals, with simple paragraphs making it fun and not intimidating for a child to search through. Great easy information, and a great opportunity to work on those research skills with your kids! And from a real book, not an online source!
The book is full of chicken humor for us adults and is an informative reference book for all ages. Especially if new to chickens or in a rush and need to look up a specific brooder fact. Not even a conclusive Chicken101, it wont serve an already knowledgable chicken addict. But its a great book to inspire excitement in newbies and young chicken fans. Great book to buy Before you get chicks, lots of early info thats helpful for those first days of a chickie's life.
The very best feature of the book is the photography of the flock of 3 as they grow from 2 days old to laying hens. Even more fun if youre raising one of the flock; an Easter Egger, Buff Orphington, and a Rhode Island Red. The week by week pictures and brief updates from their newbie owner are fun and enjoyable to follow along with. Great to see actual modern, clear pics of how they set up their heat lamp, fashioned a tiny roost from twigs, ect. The story and photography of that first time chicken family could have made for its own book. And a great one at that!