A Kid’s Guide to Keeping Chickens- Tour Stop #9 + Chicken Coop Giveaway

I am so thrilled to announce that My Pet Chicken will be reviewing and giving away a copy of A Kid’s Guide to Keeping Chickens today on their blog! Of course, kids and chickens go hand in hand and I love that the owners and employees of My Pet Chicken have kids of their own.

The other exciting news is My Pet Chicken is graciously giving away ” The Clubhouse” chicken coop  (learn more about this coop by clicking on the highlighted link) to one of our lucky readers!

When we first started out with chickens, My Pet Chicken is where we began our journey. I loved that they had a breed selection tool to help us choose the best breeds for us. I was thrilled that they had many breeds to chose from and you could mix and match them in your order. However, the best part for us was that they had a 3 chick minimum order. This is what made keeping chickens in my yard doable. I didn’t have to order a minimum of 25 chicks.

We purchased a very similar coop from My Pet Chicken for our first little babies. Since then, we have had such wonderful experiences with this supportive and friendly company over the years. These smaller coops are great for small flocks and also make wonderful brooders or isolation coops for those already with larger flocks.

But that is not all! Did you also know that the experts at My Pet Chicken have written their own book about chickens? It’s another great one to add to your chicken library as well! Click here for more details or to order a signed copy. So head on over and visit the My Pet Chicken blog to win a copy of both my book and theirs!

I hope you will join us for the rest of our book tour to meet some new chicken friends, discover new bloggers and join in celebrating the release of my first book.

Tuesday, March 10th:
the garden-roof coop
Wednesday, March 11th:
Thursday, March 12th:
Iron Oak Farm
Friday, March 13th:
Gardens & Chickens & Worms, Oh My!
Monday, March 16th:
Dandelion House
Tuesday, March 17th:
Louise’s Country Closet
Wednesday, March 18th:
Chicken Art
Thursday, March 19th:
The Chicken Chick
Friday, March 20th:
My Pet Chicken 
Monday, March 23rd:
Laughing Crow & Company

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Fine Print: One random winner will be chosen for the coop. The coop ships to a physical address (no P.O. Boxes) in the 48 continuous United States. The opinions in this post are my own and I have not been compensated to say theses lovely things.

From the Rafflecopter Entry Page: The coop will ships to a physical US address in the 48 continuous United States. Your email will be added to My Pet Chicken’s and Storey Publishing’s newsletters but will never be sold. One winner will be randomly selected. Good luck!

Hello friends, welcome! Follow along on our chicken, beekeeping, gardening, crafting and cooking adventures from Cape Cod.

  • This is wonderful! We just got four sweet little chicks about three weeks ago and are still thinking about coops. Meanwhile the chicks are getting big! Thanks for the wonderful giveaways this week, I'm really enjoying finding all of these new online resources for chicken keeping.

  • I would love to win this coop. It would allow me to get more chicks. This would be such a cute addition to my home.

  • I am hoping to win this book for my grand daughter. But, the comments I have been seeing from the reviews is that it is a book for all age levels. Looking forward to reading it…if I win or not, it will be added to the chicken library.

  • Oops! Wrote before seeing what to write about…I'd use the coop for the new chics I will be getting. Then put them with the bigger girls.

  • Awesome info all this has been . Thanks for sharing . Happy First day of Spring !

  • Mieke Hoock

    My 11 year old daughter would use it to breed her 4-H Iowa Blue chickens. Oh how happy she would be if we surprised her with a new "bachelor pad"! If not the bachelor pad, she'd use it for their babies. 🙂

  • We need a quarantine coop! Thanks so much!!

  • Kim

    Would get chickens after my move

  • We have plans to move out of the suburbs, away from neighborhood associations, where we can have the freedom to raise chickens! This would be an amazing starter for us, and it's getting me even more eager to move. Spring, chickens, new beginnings, right?

  • We just brought home a dozen chickens to enjoy fresh eggs and companionship but are unable to afford a coop. We are raising them in our garage until we can find them a coop. We are in desperate need! Thank you kindly.

  • Need this for our girls to have a second coop

  • we would put our hopefully brooding hen in it

  • I would get chickens FINALLY! We have been researching it (and hope to win the books!) but it all seems really overwhelming. This would be awesome to win and would give us the push that we need 🙂

  • Would love to win this. Have wanted chickens for ages but due to a limited income, I have not been able to get a coop.

  • Want to win – need to have a coop in order to have my chickens.

  • Would love the coop

  • LOVE this!!!!

  • Keri

    Such a cute little coop! I would use this as a brooder coop.

  • I would love to get our son started with some chickens! He just bought a new home in an area that allows chicks! Yay! Thanks Melissa and MyPetChicken! -Jean

  • i would put some chickens in it

  • I have been planning to get chickens for a while and this would be the perfect opportunity to get started. Thank you

  • I would replace my old coop!

  • War a wonderful opportunity for someone .

  • Anonymous

    I'd love to win this coop for my 3 light brahma banties!! Sara Joy

  • Anonymous

    We could really put this coop to good use around here.

  • Dee

    cute coop, would love one for new babies!!

  • I would place it where my chickens could come in at night after being on the range during the day!

  • I would use it to start a small flock for my grandson.

  • I would love to win this coop, then I could get the Golden laced Wyandotte I want so badly!

  • This would make a great coop to start young birds in inside the larger chicken yard so they could get used to each other.

  • I would be back into keeping chickens. Would love it.

  • Ginger

    I am building a new pen for the flock and this would be a great coop to add to the pen. I have also entered into the children's book giveaway so I am hoping to be honored by winning one of the gifts. Thank you for your generosity.

  • If I won this coop, it would replace my "baby" coop and be the prime place for my tween, teen girls before integrating into the flock. Right now, getting the littles to grass is a hassle, not to mention a logistical nightmare.

  • Would love a little chick coop!

  • cheryl muphy

    I would love this coop for a transitional brooder, hospital or just plain chicken math (Quarantine Division of course )

  • If I won, I'd have to get a couple chickens to put in it! Great giveaway! Thank you!

  • I would love to have this coop for a brooder!

  • we live on 35 acres and I have been wanting chickens. This would be such a life lesson for my boys!

  • Meg

    Awesome coop – this would be a great addition to our homestead!

  • Meg

    This coop would be a great addition to our backyard homestead!

  • I would use for our new chicks!

  • We just got three new babies, two red sextons and a black australorp, and my husband is going to try and build them something, but it would be wonderful if I could win this and save him some time! He's a full-time ranger for the Army Corps, a part-time student, and a full-time daddy, so his time is very precious!

  • We bought some property and don't have a coop for it yet–this would be perfect.

  • Thank you so much for the giveaway !! We would love it for our first 6 little chicks!

  • I would use it to expand my flock! What a nice giveaway. Big thanks to My Pet Chicken!

  • Bantam flock!

  • Reading My Pet Chicken and getting ready to start my new feathered family. This coop would be perfect!

  • This coop would be perfect for my new chickens. Right now they are living on my porch and go outside during the day. This would make it easier so I don't have to carry them everyday outside. (but I do love the cuddles)

  • If I won this coop I would use it to house my very first flock. Congratulations on the release of your first book!

  • My wife and I just bought our first (and hopefully forever) home in a small ag community. We have been talking chickens and this would push that over the edge.

  • Jane

    A home for my girls! As of now I am raising them in a large box in the mudroom. They are happy little chicks as
    I play Mozart on the radio for them. Warm afternoons I take them outside for some fresh air, then it's back inside
    with the radio on. But soon they will out grow this arrangement & I'll need a real coop.
    Congrats on your new book! Looking forward to reading it.

  • I would love to win this and put some chickens in it! How fun! I can't wait to get started with my first chickens.

  • Kit

    If I should win, this coop would go to my grandson, he is 8 yrs old and loves his chickens . The old coop is in need of repair/replacing to make it easier to clean and keep out predators. I think this would be ideal. Thank you for considering my entry.

  • Anonymous

    This is an awesome giveaway and perfect for my kids first year of raising chickens

  • Congratulations on your book!!

  • Stephanie M

    If I won, it would go to my kids. They've fallen in love with chickens but want something cuter for themselves. When they get the coop and $ saved up, we'll be getting a little flock of silkies, showgirl silkies at that lol. I think they look silly, but whatever strikes their fancy lol

  • Erika

    My cheepies would love this coop. I would put it in a different area of the yard and make it their "summer home".

  • Brianne M.

    We have three children and are looking to buy chickens for the first time this year for them to enjoy. This would be just perfect for us to have as we look to keep hens for the first time ever!

  • would love to have this for some lil gals of my own, thanks for the chance

  • I would love to try the coop out for ducks to raise with the chickens!

  • Julie P.

    I would raise some new chicks in it! Its lovely!

  • Anonymous

    I am wanting to raise some chickens…..I need a coop to get started!!! 🙂

  • My town just legalized have backyard hens so thia spring I am putting together my own backyard flock!

  • This would be a great addition to my urban farm! 🙂

  • Getting ready to start my flock. This coop would be perfect! I already have the books and both are GREAT!!

  • I would replace our old coop w/ this really nice one! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    My grandkids would love this coop. They just got their first chickens.

  • I have a 3 year coop that needs replacing…I love the tall space under the coop house and the locked slide out drawer…Also the vented windows

  • Use for growout pen

  • As a growout pen for the babies

  • would love to win this beauty. want to add more to my flock.

  • I could get more chickens

  • We would love to win this so we could get more chickens!

  • My neighbors girls always come over to play with my chickens…I would give this to them so they can get some of their own (parents already talked to me about possibly getting them some)

  • Save it to use it when I move to a bigger place.

  • Put my chicks in it.

  • I have a small and growing flock… We will need a new coop soon, so this is perfect!

  • I would use it as a Broody house and start my bantam flock!

  • Have been loving this series of intro chicken keeping for kids. This is a dreamy coop and would help my kids take better care of their 5 lovely chickens.

  • If I won this coop my husband would HAVE to let me get a couple of chickens. 🙂

  • Convince my hubby to let me fill it with chickens! 🙂

  • I would put my girls in it!!! Love this design!!

  • Your book is a great resource for those of us who want to be successful at raising chickens. This chicken coop is beautiful! I've been wanting to have one for years and we finally moved to a house where we can have chickens!

  • Your book is a great resource! That chicken coop is beautiful! I've wanted to have chickens for years and we finally moved to a house where we can have some! I'm excited.

  • I would put some chickens in it!! What a beautiful chicken coop! I have wanted chickens for years and we finally moved to a house where we can have some, so I'm excited.

  • I would put some beautiful chickens in there! Your book is a wonderful resource. I've wanted to have chickens for years and we finally moved to a house where we can have some!

  • We want to get chickens after we move! This would be a lovely housewarming surprise!

  • Anonymous

    I would use for our chicks. We used an incubator for the first time!

  • Briana O

    We are moving and will finally have space for chickens! What a darling coop!

  • More chickens of course!

  • My granddaughter would love to have this!

  • I would love a coop as nice as this

  • Lovely

  • Buy more chickens!

  • I have a pair of cochins chickens and this would be a castle for them! So cute!!! Love it!

  • Anonymous

    What a nifty coop! Love to have one, for my girls.

  • Anonymous

    What a great coop! I would raffle it off to raise money for our school's new outdoor classroom.

  • Laci Chapman

    I would use this coop for my rooster. He is currently living in a "cage" while I get the funds together to figure out another option. He hasn't been the nicest to me, but I raised him and I can't bare to part with him…so going to separate him from my girls.

  • Need a new comfy spot for my chickens.

  • Anonymous

    What a sweet little coop! It would be the perfect (second coop) for a couple of my Cochin girls! 🙂

  • I would love a new coop to raise some quail!!

  • I would FINALLY be able to have my chickens!

  • As a first time chicken-owner, I would love this sweet coop to house my chickens.

  • beverly conroy

    Love this beautiful Thank you for hosting this giveaway

  • I would love to win this coop for my new spring chicks. It would be a great addition to my farm, giving them a safe place to play. Thank you so much for the great giveaway!

  • Samantha G.

    If I won this wonderful coop, I would use it to start the very first small flock of chickens that I have been planning to start since moving into an old, early-1900s, little, white farmhouse in East Tennessee at the end of last year. The landscape is just lovely and I think this beautiful coop would not only be a good size for the six chickens I plan to order, but would also be a nice addition to the charm and appeal of the property.

    I discovered your blog while looking for plans for a chicken coop that we could build, but I appreciate the opportunity to enter this giveaway for a premade Coop! Thank you!