Chickens Stories from Our Nest

How to Speak Chicken

Have you ever wondered what it is like to speak chicken and understand your flock?  I am so thrilled to share with you what I have been working on for the past 7 years. With a background in science, I set out on my journey to learn all about chickens and how I could connect with my flock. I wanted to see their world through their eyes. 

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I have always found chicken watching intriguing. From the time they were baby chicks in the brooder, I’ve sat, observed and even participated in their antics and the way they relate to one another. I started with their language, learning about those first little peeps and pleasure trills. I wanted to understand my flock on a different level and what happens in their world.  It’s amazing when you are accepted into the flock as a member and I’m thrilled to share the joy of chickens in an entirely new way.

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? 

How to Speak Chicken is available for pre-order here

or signed copies here.


I also want to thank you all for your love and support over the years. It means so much to know that you “get” what I “get” when it comes to keeping a flock of chickens. I’m so glad to know that I’m not the only crazy chicken lady out there.

XO Melissa

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