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This Chicken Life: Stories of chickens and the Australians who love them

$32.99

$32.99

This Chicken Life is a heart-warming and playful celebration of chickens and the Australians who love them. Striking photography and inspiring stories show the diversity and eccentricity of Australians who adore their chickens.

You'll meet Jareth Bullivant, an animal liberationist who takes his rescue chickens to the beach;
Nik Round, an advertising executive who is focused on saving a heritage breed;
Summer Farrelly, a 12-year-old with autism, who connects with the world through her chooks and has started a chicken therapy program;
and Holly Snowflake, a comedian who performed her show, Crazy Chicken Nerd, with her silkie bantams.

There are also essays on all-important topics, such as how to name your chook, the pecking order and chicken maths.

This Chicken Life unpacks an obsession and a love affair. Chickens and humans, heart to heart, face to beak. This is no fad, it's a way of life.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781760786083
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 26/11/2019
  • Category: Lifestyle, sport & leisure / Birds, including cage birds, as pets
    Society & social sciences / Society & culture: general
    Mathematics & science / Animal behaviour
    The arts / Photography & photographs
  • Imprint: Plum
  • Pages: 288
  • Price: $32.99

This Chicken Life is a heart-warming and playful celebration of chickens and the Australians who love them. Striking photography and inspiring stories show the diversity and eccentricity of Australians who adore their chickens.

You'll meet Jareth Bullivant, an animal liberationist who takes his rescue chickens to the beach;
Nik Round, an advertising executive who is focused on saving a heritage breed;
Summer Farrelly, a 12-year-old with autism, who connects with the world through her chooks and has started a chicken therapy program;
and Holly Snowflake, a comedian who performed her show, Crazy Chicken Nerd, with her silkie bantams.

There are also essays on all-important topics, such as how to name your chook, the pecking order and chicken maths.

This Chicken Life unpacks an obsession and a love affair. Chickens and humans, heart to heart, face to beak. This is no fad, it's a way of life.

Author Information

Fiona Scott-Norman is a writer, comedian and cabaret director who lives in inner-city Melbourne with her eight heritage bantam chickens. Fiona got her first flock in 2012, jumping on board the backyard chicken train without a clue what she was doing. Three flocks, two visits from Ms Fox, and one disastrous restocking (where all the chickens HATED each other) later, she's seasoned. Chickens aside, Fiona has had a long, shimmering career as a writer, social commentator and arts journalists. She has written for The Age and The Australian, as well as for TV comedies Back Berner and Comedy Company, and has also written three books.

www.instagram.com/thischickenlife

Ilana Rose, photojournalist and photographer, is renowned for her documentation of gritty subcultures and her passion for social justice. She's photographed rock stars, drag queens and graffiti gangs. She has worked on long-term projects documenting Indigenous justice programs and the plight of Melbourne's homeless community, and has travelled widely telling stories of the world's poor and disenfranchised. She's done everything. She's been everywhere. She's fearless, intrepid and has a keen nose for a story.