Chickenology: The Ultimate Encyclopedia — by Barbara Sandri (Author,) Francesco Giubbilini (Author,) Camilla Pintonato (Illustrator)

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Chickenology has found a prominent place at my farm in the book shelf where we keep our favorites books

-- Isabella Rossellini

Chickenology: The Ultimate Encyclopedia takes young readers on a fascinating and informative tour of chickens. With a playful tone and irresistibly charming illustrations by rising star Camilla Pintonato, this lively visual encyclopedia presents chickens in all of their feathered glory.

Discover the incredible variety of chickens with different origins, breeds, and feather patterns. Learn incredible facts: did you know that chickens can learn to count up to four and have excellent hearing? Many even like to listen to music!

Chickenology covers topics such as the difference between roosters and hens, how chicks are formed in the egg, chicken sounds and noises, different breeds of chickens, chicken anatomy and feather anatomy and colors, chicken history and folklore and, the all important, raising chickens at home. 

Chickenology: The Ultimate Encyclopedia is the perfect animal book for nature and animal loving young readers, chicken enthusiasts, chicken farmers, and pet chicken owners alike!


  • Condition: New
  • Format: Hardback
  • Reading Age: 5-9
  • Grade level: K-4
  • Published: February 2, 2021
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616899080
  • Pages: 80
  • Dimensions: 8.9" (W) x 0.5" (D) x 11.8" (L)
  • Rating: ★★★★ (See Contact Us /FAQs for more information)


    Barbara Sandri is an environmental activist and a pioneer of backyard chicken keeping. Her chickens are named Guerra, Pace, Traita, Rina, Ciuffina, Pitta, and Beppa. Sandri is based in Livorno, Italy.

    Francesco Giubbilini combined his passion for communication and backyard chicken keeping by founding, together with Barbara Sandri, the first Italian website dedicated to chickens and eggs, Everything about Chickens ( Giubbilini is based in Livorno, Italy.

    Camilla Pintonato is an author, illustrator, and graphic designer based in Venice, Italy. She studied illustration at Mimaster in Milan and completed her master's degree in editorial design at ISIA in Urbino. Her books include Full Moon, Detective Mole, and the forthcoming title Pigology.