Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick®
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick®

For media inquiries & partnership opportunities, contact me here.

television APPEARANCES

The Chicken Chick as seen on The Drew Barrymore Show 4-27-21

Featured on The Drew Barrymore Show April 29, 2021

in the PRESS

newspapers logo

“We love Mormino’s endlessly entertaining (and informative) advice about raising backyard chickens who happen to live in a swank and gorgeously landscaped “chicken village.”
~ Los Angeles Times

  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pet Tales: The Chicken Chick pecks out a new book, July 20, 2018
  • Los Angeles Times, What we’re into: ‘Lifestyles of the Chicken Famous’, July 13, 2018
  • Johnson City Press, Spring Chicken: Tractor Supply selling scores of baby chickens for ‘Chick Days’ event, March 09, 2017
  • Times Bulletin Media, Backyard Chickens Offer More Than Just Eggs, March 24, 2017
  • Los Angeles Times, Chickens Will Become a Beloved Pet — just like the family dog, August 27, 2017
  • News 96.5, Are Chickens to New Dog? More Americans Raising Them, August 28, 2017
  • Asia Pacific Daily, Chickens Will Become a Beloved Pet — Just Like the Family Dog, August 29, 2017
  • Animals Australia, Pet swap: are chickens really the new dogs? August 29, 2017
  • The Guardian, Pet Swap: Are Chickens Really the New Dogs? August 28, 2017
  • Portland Press Herald, Here are the Biggest Mistakes You’ll Make with Your Chickens, March 26, 2017
  • Portland Press Herald, Here’s What you Need to Know if You’re Planning to Fill Your Yard with Baby Chicks, March 26, 2017
  • Portland Press Herald, We Know you Love Your Chickens, but Please Don’t Do This, March 26, 2017
  • MarketWired.com, ‘Chick Days’ Leads to Fresh Eggs, Unexpected Benefits, Expert Says, March 7, 2016
  • Yahoo News, What’s the Difference Between Fertilized & Unfertilized Eggs? May 8, 2016
  • The Newnan Times-Herald, Tractor Supply Company Holds Chick Days, April 25, 2016
  • MarketWired.com, Chickens Key to Living Backyard-to-Table, March 7, 2016
  • Washington Times, With Bird Flu, Poultry Owners Asked to Register Flock Sites, October 8, 2015
  • San Francisco Gate, With Bird Flu, Poultry Owners Asked to Register Flock Sites, October 8, 2015
  • Journal Inquirer, Suffield ZPC Eyes Quarter-acre Minimum to Keep Up to 5 Hens, September 22, 2015
  • Journal Inquirer, Suffield Commission to Revisit Amendment on Ownership of Chickens in September, August 18, 2015
  • Journal Inquirer, Suffield Residents Criticize Revision to Zoning Regulations Regarding Backyard Chickens, June 2015
  • The Suffield Observer, New Ordinance Drafted, Concerned Chicken Farmer, June 2015
  • The Hartford Courant, In Path of Bird Migration, Eastern States See Possible Flu, May 8, 2015
  • Capital Press, East Coast Braces for Bird flu, April 29, 2015
  • NBC New York, In Path of Bird Migration, Easter States See Possible Flu, April 28, 2015
  • New Hampshire Gazette, Eastern States Brace for Possibility of Bird Flu, April 28, 2015
  • The Washington Times, In Path of Bird Migration, Eastern States See Possible Flu, April 28, 2015
  • Journal Inquirer, Suffield Committee Proposes Change to Zoning Regulations to Make it Easier for Residents to Raise Chickens, April 1, 2015
  • Yahoo Food (Rachel Tepper, Assoc Food Editor), Why Weirdly Shaped Eggs Happen, March 24, 2015
  • Bangor Daily News, Fighting Winter Boredom and Teaching My Chickens to Lay Rare Round Eggs, March 5, 2015
  • Journal Inquirer, Something to Crow About, November 26, 2014
  • Wall Street Journal, Squawk Talk: Researchers Try to Decipher Chicken Speech, October 7, 2014
  • Suffield Patch, Town Files Suit Against Suffield’s ‘Chicken Chick’, August 26, 2014
  • WFSB Channel 3 News, Town of Suffield Sues Woman Over Chicken Farm, August 25, 2014
  • Journal Inquirer, Suffield’s Chicken Chick Won’t Give Up Chickens Despite Cease & Desist Order, August 22, 2014
  • Hartford Courant, In Path of Bird Migration, Eastern States See Possible Flu, April 28, 2014
  • Bangor Daily News, Chicken Speak — Is it in the Ear of the Beholder? April 3, 2014
  • Wall Street Journal, Chicken Owners Scramble When Their Pet Feels Foul, September 22, 2013
  • Inside Bainbridge, Bainbridge Chicken Coop Destroyed by Fire: Experts Warn About Heat Lamp Use, April 18, 2013

magazine & blog FEATURES

  • Country Living9 Chicken Breeds You Should Know, by Caroline Collins McKenzie, April 10, 2020
  • Mother Nature NetworkWhy This Poultry Pundit Has a Growing Flock of Facebook Fans, by Benyamin Cohen, June 19, 2019
  • Bee Culture Magazine’s BeeKeeping Your First Three Years, The Chicken Chick in the Beeyard, by Gail Damerow, Winter 2018
  • Land MagazineQ & A with Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick, June 7, 2018
  • The National Safety Council’s Family Safety & Health Magazine, Vol.77, No.1, Coming Home to Roostby Alan Ferguson, Spring 2018
  • Rethink Rural, Raising Chickens 101: 10 Things to Know Before Purchasing Your First Flock of Laying Hensby Kristen Boye, May 2018
  • Rethink Rural, Building Your Chicken First Aid Kit and Sick Bay, by Kristen Boye, May 2018
  • Living the Country Life Magazine, April/May 2018
  • Connecticut Cottages & GardensSpotlight: Happy Peeps, Meet Connecticut’s Own Chicken Chick- The Popular Backyard Chickeneer, by Catriona Branca, April 2018
  • Chickens® Magazine, Egg OdditiesSeptember/October 2017
  • Chickens® Magazine, 50 Shades of Display, January/February 2017
  • Chickens® Magazine, Thinking Outside the (Sand) Box, Nov/Dec 2016
  • Chickens® Magazine, Bathing Your BeautiesJuly/August 2016
  • Chickens® Magazine, Build a Better Brooder, May/June 2016
  • Chickens® Popular Farming , Volume 2F 1st Edition, Build a Better Feeder, 2016
  • Chickens® Magazine, Chicken First Aid, January 2016
  • Chickens® Magazine, Prepare for the Worst- For peace of mind, plan ahead for the inevitable: illness, injuries and even death, November/December 2015
  • Chickens® Magazine, Water in Winter- A Simple DIY Heater Will Keep Low Temps from Freezing Your Water Supply, November/December 2014
  • Hobby Farms Home®, Tipping the Scales- Treat Your Girls Without Overindulging Them- it’s for Their Own Good, March/April 2014
  • Chickens® Magazine, Curtain Call- Nest-Box Curtains are Where Fashion Meets Function Inside the Chicken Coop, March/April 2014
  • Hobby Farms.com, Want to Scale Up Your Flock? Make Room in the Coop, February 2014
  • Chickens® Magazine, Build a Better Feeder, January/February 2014
  • Chickens® Magazine, When the Beak Breaks, November/December 2013
  • Chickens® Magazine, The Bane of Bumblefoot, July/August 2013
  • Omega Fields Health-E Newsletter, 10 Tips for Healthier Chickens, June 4, 2013
  • Popular Farming Series Chickens Magabook Volume 1, 2nd Edition, Keeping an Eye on Your Chicken: Possible Causes for Chickens’ Atypical Behavior and Egg Production, May/June 2013
  • Popular Farming Series Chickens Magabook Volume 1, 2nd Edition, In Good Condition: Identify, Prevent and Treat Chickens’ Health Problems, May/June 2013
  • Chickens® Magazine, Quite a Chick! by Roger Sipe, May/June 2013
  • Chickens® Magazine, Curtain Call- Nest-Box Curtains are Where Fashion Meets Function Inside the Chicken Coop, March/April 2013

radio & PODCASTS

media MENTIONS

in PRINT

My award-winning coffee table book, Lifestyles of the Chicken Famous

  • Chickens® Magazine, Lay, Lady, LayJanuary, February 2019 Chickens® Magazine, Talk About the Crop, September/October 2018
  • Chickens® Magazine, When the Heat is On, July/August 2018
  • Chickens® Magazine, Shelling Out, May/June 2018
  • Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens, 4th edition by Gail Damerow (2017) pgs. 135, 160, 183, 210, and 336.
  • Chickens® Magazine, Egg OdditiesSeptember/October 2017
  • Chickens® Magazine, 50 Shades of DisplayJanuary/February 2017
  • Chickens® Magazine, Thinking Outside The (Sand) Box, November/December 2016
  • Chickens® Magazine, Bathing Your Beauties, July/August 2016
  • Chickens® Magazine, Build a Better Brooder, May/June 2016
  • Developmental Psychology: An Evolutionary Perspective by M.D. Rutherford, Oxford University Press, Canada, 2016
  • Chickens® MagazineBest of Chickens, Special Collectors Issue, Volume I, Spring 2016
  • The Chicken Health Handbook, 2nd Edition, Gail Damerow. Back cover endorsement. December 2015
  • Chickens® Magazine, Prepare for the Worst- For peace of Mind, Plan Ahead for the Inevitable: Illness, Injuries and Even Death, November/December 2015
  • Chickens® Magazine, Water in Winter- A Simple DIY Heater Will Keep Low Temps from Freezing Your Water Supply, November/December 2014
  • Hobby Farm Home® magazine, Tipping the Scales- Treat Your Girls Without Overindulging Them- It’s for Their Own Good, March/April 2014
  • Chickens® Magazine, Curtain Call- Nest-Box Curtains are Where Fashion Meets Function Inside the Chicken Coop, March/April 2014
  • Hobby Farm Home®, Tipping the Scales- Treat Your Girls Without Overindulging Them- it’s for Their Own GoodMarch/April 2014 (Ameraucana photo)
  • Chickens® Magazine, Build a Better Feeder, January/February 2014
  • Chickens® Magazine, Build a Better Feeder, January/February 2014
  • Hobby Farms® Magazine, Bum Foot, January/February 2014
  • Chickens® Magazine, The Bane of Bumblefoot, July/August 2013 (bumblefoot article pics, all)
  • Chickens® Magazine, When the Beak Breaks, November/December 2013
  • New Zealand Lifestyle Block Magazine, First Aid, August 2013
  • Chickens® Magazine, The Bane of Bumblefoot, July/August 2013
  • Chickens® Magazine, The Bane of Bumblefoot, July/August 2013
  • Chickens® Magazine, Quite A Chick!, May/June 2013
  • Backyard Poultry Magazine, Bumblefoot, December 5, 2012

awards & RECOGNITION

Webby Awards Honoree 2019 The Chicken Chick

THE CHICKEN CHICK® was honored for Best Animal Brand on Social Media in the 23rd Annual Webby Awards as presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) on April 23, 2019.

Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet. Established in 1996, the 2019 Webby Awards received nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide.

“Honorees like THE CHICKEN CHICK are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said Claire Graves, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 13,000 entries we received this year.”

The Chicken Chick’s Guide to Backyard Chickens

Award Winner in the Animals/Pets (General) category of the 2019 Best Book Awards sponsored by American Book Fest

Award Winner in the Home & Garden category of the 2019 Best Book Awards sponsored by American Book Fest

Lifestyles of the Chicken Famous

Award-Winning Finalist in the Novelty & Gift Book category of the 2019 Best Book Awards sponsored by American Book Fest