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Kathy, The Chicken Chick

Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick®

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my BOOKS


The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens

Keep backyard chickens simply with Kathy Shea Mormino’s practical, down-to-earth approach and common sense methods guiding you every step of the way!  Her informative style and fun-loving personality permeate this book as she guides newbie, veteran, and aspiring chickeneers alike through all aspects of small-flock care… Read more HERE.

Lifestyles of the Chicken Famous

Now, by popular demand, Kathy offers this gorgeous photographic tribute to her flock in a volume worthy of center stage on any coffee table. “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.” LA Times …Read more HERE.


PRESS


Media & Press, Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick®

Pittsburgh Post-GazettePet Tales: The Chicken Chick pecks out a new book, July 20, 2018

Los Angeles TimesWhat we’re into: ‘Lifestyles of the Chicken Famous’, July 13, 2018

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

Johnson City PressSpring 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 TimesChickens will become a beloved pet — just like the family dog, August 27, 2017

News 96.5Are 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 AustraliaPet 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 HeraldHere are the Biggest Mistakes You’ll Make with Your Chickens, March 26, 2017

Portland Press HeraldHere’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 InquirerSuffield 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 InquirerSuffield 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 NewsFighting 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 JournalSquawk 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 CourantIn Path of Bird Migration, Eastern States See Possible Flu, April 28, 2014

Bangor Daily NewsChicken 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 BainbridgeBainbridge Chicken Coop Destroyed by Fire: Experts Warn About Heat Lamp Use, April 18, 2013


TELEVISION


NBC Connecticut, How to Care for Chickens in Hot Weather, June 29, 2018

NBC Connecticut, What you Need to Keep Chickens at Home, October 23, 2017

Little ThingsRefresh Live with Cassie Morris and Mike Janela, October 10, 2017 (segment begins at 23:20)

The Daily Glow, September 28, 2017 (interview begins at 41:15)

Little Things, Refresh Live with Cassie Morris, aired live September 28, 2017 (interview begins at 13:56)

NBC Connecticut, What you Need To Know Before Raising Backyard Chickens, January 11, 2017

 What you Need Before Getting Backyard Chickens NBC Connecticut-The Chicken Chick

The Big E TV, CoffeE with JuliE, September 25, 2016

WFSB, Channel 3, CBS Local Affiliate, Better Connecticut, Meet the Connecticut Chicken Expert, April 4, 2016

 Meet the Connecticut Chicken Expert, WFSB Channel 3's Better Connecticut

WFSB, Channel 3, CBS Local Affiliate, Better Connecticut: The Dos & Don’ts of  Raising Chickens, November 5, 2015

Coop Dreams, Season 1: Destination America Network- Featured Chicken Adviser, July 2015

P. Allen Smith Poultry Workshop, April 2014

P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home, nationally syndicated television show, episode airing on American Public Television & ABC affiliates since April 2014.


MAGAZINE & BLOG FEATURES


Rethink Rural, Raising Chickens 101: 10 Things to Know Before Purchasing Your First Flock of Laying Hens, May 2018

Rethink Rural, Building Your Chicken First Aid Kit and Sick Bay, May 2018

Chickens® Magazine, Egg Oddities, September/October 2017

Chickens® Magazine, 50 Shades of Display, January/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

The Chicken Health Handbook, 2nd Edition, Gail Damerow. Back cover endorsement. December 2015

Chickens® Popular Farming , Volume 2F 1st EditionBuild 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

Happy Hens & Fresh Eggs by Signe Langford (Douglas & McIntyre, 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® magazine FEATURE, 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,  Volume 1, 2ndEdition: 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 from Hobby Farms, Curtain Call- Nest-Box Curtains are Where Fashion Meets Function Inside the Chicken Coop, March/April 2013

Living the Country Life Magazine, April/May 2018

Land Magazine, Q & A with Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick

Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, Spotlight: Happy Peeps, Meet Connecticut’s Own Chicken Chick- The Popular Backyard Chickeneer, April 2018

Chickens® magazine from Hobby FarmsQuite a Chick! by Roger Sipe, May/June 2013


RADIO & PODCASTS


Living Homegrown with Theresa Lowe, Seasonal Backyard Chicken Care, February 27, 2018

Animal Radio with Judy Francis & Hal Abrams, Animal Radio Episode #936, October 30, 2017

KSFO Newstalk Radio, The Bob Tanem Show in the Garden, October 1, 2017

The Larson Show with Keith Larson, September 26, 2017

Urban Farm with Greg Peterson, Episode 298, September 21, 2017

Newstalk Ireland with Seán Moncrieff, The Moncrieff Show, September 12, 2017

Animal Radio with Judy Francis & Hal Abrams, Animal Radio Episode 821, August 29, 2015

Farm & Country Radio with Ty Higgins The Chicken Chick, June 20, 2015

Biz Women RockKatie KrimitsosoBWR 196: The Accidental Entrepreneur: The Chicken Chick Kathy Mormino, March 27, 2015

Creating Calm NetworkThe Chicken Show, February 25, 2015

The Urban Chicken Podcast with Jen Pitino, Winning the Chicken Legal Fight-a Conversation with Kathy Shea Mormino, September 25, 2014

Arbico OrganicsEasy Organic Gardener Radio Show with Sheri Herrera de Frey, August 17, 2014

The P. Allen Smith Show, KARN 102.9 FM, air date May 2, 2014


MEDIA MENTIONS


NBC 4, How to keep backyard chickens from flying during a hurricane, September 12, 2018

ABC 13 News Now, How to Prepare Chickens for a Hurricane: Don’t Just Wing It!, September 12, 2018

Herald Homes, Owning Chickens is Easy, Carson Arthur February 5, 2018

Go Local, Massachusetts & Connecticut, Cool Stuff Just Outside Your Door, Volume 3, Issue 12, November 2017

CWRU Observer, Hot Stock to Track, Tractor Supply Company, April 12, 2016

Carroll County Times, Backyard Flocks Rise in Popularity, March 13, 2016

PR Web, Chicken Coop Care for the Upcoming Winter Season, October 11, 2015

Grit Magazine OnlineAvoid Poultry Remorse with These 5 Tips, October 6, 2015

38 Pitches, Curt Schilling, Quick Note About An Amazing Thing, June 16, 2015

38 Pitches, Curt Schilling, Life Rolls Along, June 12, 2015

Purina Mills PoultryConsiderations for Keeping a Rooster, May 15, 2015

Purina Mills Poultry, Chick “Pasting Up”, May 13, 2015

Purina Mills Poultry, Gender ID, May 13, 2015

Southwest: The Magazine, The Longest Roost, May 2015

Asheville Citizen Times, Answer Man: How Do You Sex a Chicken?, April 9, 2015

Loganville Local, Pink Flamingos and a Petition Join County’s Chicken Flap, April 2, 2015

HNG NewsWaunakee Girl Makes a Case for Chickens, March 25, 2015

Better Connecticut with Scott Haney & Kara Sundlun w/Julie Harrison, Better Gardens: Beautiful Easter Table-Scape, March 23, 2015 (my eggs)

Homeclick Community, Easter in Connecticut, March 12, 2015

Inhabitat.com, Why, Exactly, Are Chickens Wearing Sweaters? February 12, 2015

Mother Nature Network, Does Your Chicken Need A Sweater? February 10, 2015

TBN Ranch, Flock Together for The Chicken Chick, August 24, 2014

The Chicken Lawyer, A Chicken Lawyer Tribute to Lawyers with Chickens!, July 12, 2014

KSL.com4 Tips for Owning Backyard Chickens in Utah, March 5, 2014

Peninsula Chicken Keepers, Chicken Health Resource

Gossamer Foundation, Chickens and You


PUBLICATIONS


Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens, 4th edition by Gail Damerow (2017) pgs. 135, 160, 183, 210, and 336.

Chickens® Magazine, Egg Oddities, September/October 2017

Chickens® Magazine, 50 Shades of Display, January/February 2017

Chickens® Magazine, Thinking Outside The (Sand) Box, November/December 2016

Chickens® Magazine, Bathing Your Beauties, July/August 2016

Chickens® MagazineBuild a Better Brooder, May/June 2016

Developmental Psychology: An Evolutionary Perspective by M.D. Rutherford, Oxford University Press, Canada, 2016

Chickens® Magazine, Best of Chickens, Special Collectors Issue, Volume I, Spring 2016

Chickens® MagazinePrepare 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® MagazineCurtain 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 Good, March/April 2014 (Ameraucana photo)

Chickens® MagazineBuild a Better Feeder, January/February 2014

Chickens® MagazineBuild a Better Feeder,  January/February 2014

Hobby Farms® MagazineBum Foot, January/February 2014

Chickens® MagazineWhen the Beak Breaks, November/December 2013

New Zealand Lifestyle Block MagazineFirst Aid, August 2013

Chickens® Magazine, The Bane of Bumblefoot, July/August 2013

Chickens® Magazine from Hobby FarmsThe Bane of Bumblefoot, July/August 2013 (bumblefoot article pics, all)

Chickens® Magazine The Bane of Bumblefoot, July/August 2013

Chickens® MagazineQuite A Chick!, May/June 2013

Backyard Poultry Magazine, Bumblefoot, December 5, 2012


AWARDS & RECOGNITION


Feedspot Top 10 Poultry Websites of 2017

The #1 Backyard Chicken Keeping Blog of 2015

From Scratch Magazine, blogger awards, January 2015

P. Allen Smith’s Poultry Workshop, Invitee & Guest reporter, April 2014

Social Media ExaminerTop Ten Small Business Facebook Pages, September 6, 2012

Brinsea Products, Hatch along Contest Winner, March 4, 2011


BRAND AFFILIATIONS


Vetericyn Brand Ambassador

Tractor Supply Company Brand Ambassador

Standlee Premium Western Forage Brand Ambassador

Sloggers Brand Ambassador

Sponsors: Brinsea Products, Chicken GuardianChickens for BackyardsCozy Products, Grandpa’s Feeders, Happy Hen Treats, Harvest Lane Honey, Mt. Healthy HatcheryPremier 1 Supply,  Purina Poultry, Randall Burkey Company, Resolve Sustainable Solutions, SloggersStandlee Premium Western ForageTractor Supply Company, Vetericyn