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