Chicken Boots

Hen-Raising Misadventures

Non-Fiction - Animals
89 Pages
Reviewed on 05/02/2024
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Reviewed by Nino Lobiladze for Readers' Favorite

Angela is environmentally conscious and capable of taking care of different animals. She decides to try her hand at raising chickens. Who would say no to fresh eggs every morning? So, Angela gets twelve young hens. The problems begin almost right away. Mongooses keep finding their way into the chicken coop Angela purchased for her birds. Devastated and tired after a hard fight with the predators, Angela revises her idea and studies the subject thoroughly. Then, she buys four hens, and all goes well until so-called chicken math comes into play. Chicken Boots: Hen-Raising Misadventures by Angela Leslee is for aspiring farmers, those who keep chickens as pets, and fans of memoirs, humor, and non-fiction books about animals.

Angela Leslee's Chicken Boots is an informative short memoir. Humorously written, this book touches on many aspects of raising chickens. Angela points out the challenges that chicken enthusiasts might encounter in such remote areas as Hawaii, where she lives. The author openly mentions her mistakes and warns us against overconfidence while dealing with chickens or other animals. "Oh, there is nothing more dangerous than a little knowledge in the hands of a dreamer," writes Angela. The author brilliantly describes situations familiar to many readers and explores the mindset of a person on the verge of becoming an animal hoarder. This engaging memoir increases our environmental awareness and motivates us to be more responsible toward animals. The book has educational value and helps us evaluate the pros and cons before dedicating time and energy to raising chickens.