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Chicken breed contest winners

Salmon Faverolles

Congratulations to the winners of our chicken variety contest!  We had Ameraucana henan astonishing number of good entries, so I made Mark choose the winners.  (Otherwise, you all would have gotten prizes.)

First place went to Julie for the beautiful shot above of her grandkids and their Salmon Faverolles.  ("Three models for the price of one!" Mark exclaimed.)

Second prize went to Kaat who captured the whiskers on her Ameracauna perfectly. 

Honorable mention (but, unfortunately, no prize), went to Kathleen's Buff Orpington:

Cuddling chickens


...Edith's Buff Orpingtons:


Mother hen


...and Pamela's ISA Brown who survived a neck injury and bounced back in three days:


ISA Brown chicken

To hear more about these and other breeds, stay tuned to our chicken blog over the next few weeks.  And a huge thank you to everyone who entered!

Don't forget to tell your friends about our new and improved chicken waterer, now available in kit form as well as premade.


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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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