Ep 21: Return of the Chickens with Melissa Caughey

Hi Mind Chasers! We are back and talking to Melissa Caughey about how awesome backyard chicken ownership is for those of us lucky enough to host these marvelous creatures!

Melissa Caughey is a nurse practitioner, backyard chicken keeper, beekeeper, Master Gardener, crafter and cook. She proudly contributes to HGTV, DIY Network, Angie’s List, Grit Magazine, Community Chickens and Keeping Backyard Bees. She travels the country presenting on chicken keeping, bee keeping, gardening and crafting at the Country Living Magazine Fairs and the Mother Earth News Fairs.
Her first book, A Kid’s Guide to Keeping Chickens, and her website have won multiple awards including The Blue Ribbon Blogger Award from Country Living Magazine, Top 10 Gardening Blogs by Better Homes and Gardens Magazine in 2014 and 2016. A Kid’s Guide to Keeping Chickens, has won the 2016 Learning Magazine Teacher’s Choice Award and the 2016 American Academy for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) /Subaru Science Book &Film–Prize for Excellence in Science Books. Her second book, How to Speak Chicken, is available November 2017. She currently calls Cape Cod, MA home, where she lives with her husband, two children and a menagerie of animals.

You can find out more about Melissa here: https://www.tillysnest.com/


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