Giveaway: Mommy, Me & My Chickens

Holly Berkley is the author and illustrator of the book, Mommy, Me & My Chickens and is one of Tilly’s Nest’s newest sponsors.  Up until recently, keeping backyard chickens was outlawed in the town where Holly lives near San Diego, California.  Recently, backyard chickens became legalized and Holly could not resist getting a flock of her own.  She was inspired by her family’s journey in keeping and raising backyard chickens that she decided to pen a children’s book.

When I received the book for review, I gave it to one of my toughest critics, my five year old daughter.  She brought it over to her big brother and they read it together.  They both commented that the story was cute and were eager to point out that we too have had similar experiences.  It was nice to have made that connection.  Holly’s story touches upon incubators, hatching and hatch rates, the brooder, chicken diet, composting, eggs, free ranging, dust baths, the chicken coop and nesting boxes.
The book is very colorful and her drawings are whimsical.  Holly does a fantastic job sharing just enough information to little ones about chicken keeping.  She keeps it simple, yet covers all the basics.  There is even a glossary and chicken fact section in the back.  This book is perfect for families who have not yet started chicken keeping.  It is also perfect for classrooms hatching their own eggs.  I would recommend this book for ages 8 and under.  Mommy, Me & My Chickens would be well suited in preschools and elementary schools.  It would also make a great gift for any chicken lover who has little ones around.

Here is how you can enter to win a copy!

1. You must leave a comment on this blog for entry. Only comments here on this blog post will be
accepted as an entry. Be sure to leave an email address so that we can contact you if you do not have a blog. (1 entry) If you are doing any of the below actions to increase your number of entries, please let us know in your comment. You can earn 4 entries in this amazing giveaway!

2. Visit the Mommy, Me & My Chickens Facebook page and tell them Tilly sent you. (1 entry)

3. Don’t miss out on future giveaways. Follow our blog, Tilly’s Nest (1 entry) Following options are on the right hand side of this website. Current fans will already qualify for this entry.

4. Follow Tilly’s Nest on Facebook.

Good luck!

This contest ends on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 11:59 pm East Coast Time.
Items ship to US address only.

Photo Credit: Holly Berkley (book cover),  Tilly’s Nest

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Comments (43)

  • From what I can see, the artwork is really cute.

  • What a cute book. My little chicken whisperer would LOVE to have this book!

  • Oh, it looks like an adorable book!

  • I would love this book for my Grandchildren!!! To show Granny isn't really crazy! LOL

  • This book looks great. I'd love to have it for my girls. My email is nstudie at gmail dot com.

    Following Mommy, Me & My Chickens Facebook page

    Following your blog

    Already a fan of Tilly's Nest on Facebook.

  • I visited their website and left a comment!

  • Looks like a great story to read to my baby chicks! (And probably my non-feathered kids too.) We just started with chickens 15 months ago. Have 5 big girls outside and 3 babies inside. Sooooo much fun!

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    I also follow Tilly's Nest on FB and will go check out your FB page too.

  • I would love to have this book for my Grandchildren!

  • Alright! Our house loves books. I did everything to get 4 chances for the book.

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  • Caroline
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    Love your FB and blog page!

  • Oh, this book looks so great, I teach pre-school and it would be fun to share it with my kids. I have five back yard chickens and look forward to reading your blog each day. My e-mail address is [email protected].

  • My Grandchildren would enjoy this book!! Linda [email protected]. Thank you.

  • I would love to have this book so I could read it to my grandkids when they come to visit this summer.

  • Book looks great! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • My daughter would LOVE this! I follow Tilly's Nest on FB. I follow your blog. [email protected]

  • This looks like a PERFECT book for our homeschooling family who just started raising chickens in our suburban city lot! We are the first ones in our city to apply and get approved to maintain chickens and are hoping to start a new trend in our city! And 4 entries for me–did all of them–I really hope to win this book and read it with the kids under the sun next to our newly finished coop! [email protected] Thanks!

  • What a wonderful book….would love to share with my 5 year old grand daughter!!
    Terri McBee
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  • Oh I would love this for my nephew, who helps us care for our chickens!

    I follow your blog, and follow you on FB.

  • This would be great for my grandkids. My email is [email protected].

    Following Mommy, Me & My Chickens Facebook page

    Following your blog

    Already a fan of Tilly's Nest on Facebook.

  • This would be perfect for us. We just got our first chicks and my kids are 1, 4, 5, and 8.

    julieross37 at gmail…

  • I commented and liked Mommy, Me & My Chickens on FB. 🙂

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  • I follow your blog. 🙂

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  • I also follow Tilly's nest on FB. 🙂

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  • What a great give away!

  • what a fun book! would love to read this to my little gal!

  • Liked her Fb page!

  • It looks like a cute book.

  • I am a follower!!! love all your posts!

  • and I am a follower of your Fb page too!

  • The book is adorable and I am now following Mommy, Me and My Chickens on Facebook. I also follow Tilly's Nest on Facebook and subscribe to your blog as a feed to my Yahoo front page (and love it!) Hope I can win this book. aunttam at sbcglobal dot net

  • I have been to the Mommy, Me and My chickens on Facebook. I already follow Tilly's Nest on Facebook.

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  • Can't wait to put this adorable book in my school library—I am a school librarian! Would love to win this one, so I'm following the facebook page, this blog, and telling the author that Tilly sent me to her page! My email is [email protected]

  • I'd LOVE to win this! We have been keeping chickens for 3 weeks, so we're still new to it, and my four children love it so far (they're ages 6-9).

    I'm going to like the book's FB page; I already follow the blog and I already like the Tilly's Nest page too.

  • TOO FUN! It would be a neat gift for my niece's grandkids in upstate NY. e-mail ~ [email protected]

  • Thanks for the great giveaways! I have two little ones that will love reading this book! We are moving to the country and will soon have chickens of our own! [email protected]

  • Following your FB page as well as this book's! looks like an adorable book!

  • Would LOVE to have this book for my grandkids…we have 3 chickens…[email protected]

  • I follow you on FB, I liked their FB page, and I love to read to my grandchildren. Thanks for this opportunity! Kathie
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  • I was just at the Osterville Library yesterday looking for a picture book for my son. Would love this! Thanks, Sara Cushing ([email protected])

  • Hi, I would love to win this book for my 2 year old daughter, thank you. Elizabeth [email protected]

  • This is great! I would love to read it with my kids! 🙂 I follow the blog and on FB, and have posted on the Mommy, Me & My Chickens FB page! 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity! 🙂

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  • the book looks like a winner!
    I already follow your blog and now follow Tilly's Nest and Mommy, Me, and My Chickens on Facebook.
    You have some great advice on chicken keeping.
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  • I found your blog searching for crop issues- we have a one week old buff orpington I am certain has an impacted crop. I am doing everything I can for her… The vet appointment is next if I can't get her crop to empty by morning. Your post on crop issues was great. I've been massaging and trying to get olive oil in her…
    This book looks cute! My two girls would be so excited to win it.
    tackvo at gmail dot com
    Thanks for the opportunity.

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