Chicken Keeping Competition Time!

This was my most recent competition.

It ended on Friday, July 15th, 2022.

Please keep an eye out in my weekly Chicken Keeping Digest newsletter for more competitions, all of them with prizes celebrating chickens!

All my competitions are open only to those who have signed up for my newsletter. 

Enter your photo(s) of your chickens enjoying their best life in your garden or yard to win!

Whatever the season, it's always delightful to see our chickens enjoying their freedom in our gardens or yards.

This competition is to celebrate exactly that.


The prizes...

Book review: Free Range Chicken Gardens. Click to read the full review.

Have you seen my review of Jessi Bloom's popular book "Free Range Chicken Gardens" yet? 

It's a practical handbook of how to make your backyard chicken-friendly, whilst at the same time protecting your beautiful flowers and delicious veggies from your flock's need to eat and / or pull up everything in sight!

If you've not yet seen it yet, take a few minutes to read it now – because that's the book I'm giving away to the first five winners of my competition!


The results!

A huge thank you to everyone who entered this competition – there were nearly 100 entries, and it was really very difficult choosing between them.

My top 5 winners were chosen by popular vote, and from those I chose one overall winner based on originality. 

The winners...

My overall winner was Corrie Cooper. 

Corrie's entry was this video, which explains how she cares for both her chickens and her garden by using a form of "permaculture".

I felt it was was both entertaining and informative. Thank you, Corrie!


My four other main winners submitted these photos.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

Please note: all the images have been made smaller and of a less good quality than when they were originally submitted.

From Lori Clark: "Hi, mom!"

White chicken in garden. Competition winner."Hi, Mom!"

From Karen Sloan: “Enjoying this beautiful summer day!"

Three chickens in garden. Competition winner."Enjoying this beautiful Summer day!!!"

From Maryet Mann: "My fluffy butt babies"

Silkie chickens in garden. Competition winner."My fluffy butt babies"

From Jacqueline Mendez: "Somewhere between heaven and earth"

Rooster and hens against sky. Competition winner."Somewhere between heaven and earth"

My ten runners-up, all of whom receive Amazon gift vouchers, were:

  • Dot Bunn
  • Micah Chen
  • Jake Frazer
  • Marielle Hellström
  • Denise Horan
  • Barbara Lock
  • Jennifer Means
  • Kelly Parker
  • Julie Robinson
  • Elizabeth Waraksa

Thank you all! I had such a lot of fun looking through all your photos and seeing your lovely gardens!

I will be using at least some of the photos when I write an article I'm planning about gardening with chickens.

And, as I said earlier, watch out for more competitions in my weekly Chicken Digest newsletter!


Want some tips about taking photos of chickens?

Chickens are not the easiest creatures to take photos of! Just when you think you have the perfect shot, someone gets in the way, or spots a tasty bug and moves, or decides it's the perfect time to poop...

I happen to have an article about how to photograph chickens without losing your mind! Feel free to take a look at it before you submit yours.


It was fun!

It was fun to see all the entries, and I hope you had as much fun both submitting them, judging them and looking at the winners.

And always remember: in the world of chicken keeping, everyone's a winner!

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