The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens, by Kathy Shea Mormino, is a best-selling book. Her expertise as a litigation attorney, combined with the street cred she's earned by revealing personal chickening achievements, failures, and gaffes online in real time, makes her a personable, trustworthy consultant readers can rely on to convey the truth about backyard chicken rearing. Mormino has spent years campaigning for the right to have backyard hens, and she has constantly put her money where her mouth is, educating legislators and amending zoning restrictions to demonstrate that animal welfare and the right to keep chickens responsibly are top priorities for her. Kathy has become a trusted voice in backyard chicken-keeping, constantly sought out by media outlets and publications, including The Wall Street Journal and Associated Press, for her opinion on hens, in addition to being a brand ambassador for Tractor Supply Company, Purina Poultry, Vetericyn, Durvet, and Sloggers. She has been on local, regional, and national television, radio, and podcasts, as well as on Discovery's Destination America reality show Coop Dreams and P.
Allen Smith's House in the Garden. Kathy lives in Connecticut with her husband and two daughters, Sophia and MaryKate, where she looks after 50+ hens, a rescue cat, and a Yorkie with cattitude. In 2017, she decided to try her hand at beekeeping.