An Idea


We live in the city, but I have several friends that are raising chickens in our neighborhood. It occurred to me that many kids — even those who’ve never set foot on a farm — might still find themselves spending time around chickens, perhaps in their own backyard or a neighbor’s. And, being kids, they’d naturally have lots of questions about these fascinating birds.

But the book really took shape in my mind one day when I saw my neighbor walking home with one of her chickens following, right at her heels.