Sunday, September 14, 2014

Working for Chicken Feed

While my husband diligently searches for a job and my flock muddles its way through a molt, we have found ourselves in a position where we can't afford chicken feed. Normally our chickens earn their keep in sales of fertile hatching eggs, but of late I have been lucky to collect 1 - 2 eggs per day.

So I'm getting creative again because, by golly, I want to do something to earn their feed!

So this post isn't about my birds and me at all. Nope - this post is about YOUR birds and YOU!

A few weeks ago (before my husband lost his job) I showed one of my birds at a poultry show for the first time... and I had a blast! I still enjoy peeking up a few times a day at the trophy my pullet won. (I'm a proud mamma!)


So why not share the fun of showing with the Natural Chicken Keeping readers?



So let me proudly introduce the first ever Natural Chicken Keeping Online Poultry Show! This is your opportunity to show your birds without leaving your home, and you just might get a trophy or Award Certificate in the mail if your bird is judged one of the best in the show!

So enter a bird (or as many birds as you like), help feed my flock while my husband hunts for a job, and possibly get your very own shiny trophy to prove to your spouse or friends that you're not the only one who thinks your bird is amazing!

Interested? Click the photo link below for more details and to enter! And don't forget to tell all your poultry-loving friends! The more entries we get, the more awards we will send out!

http://naturalchickenkeeping.com/online-poultry-show.html


Oh - and while entry fees will help me cover the cost of the prizes, I will gladly accept award sponsors! Your name or your business name can be printed on the award you choose to sponsor, and get a sidebar banner on the Natural Chicken Keeping blog through the rest of 2014!

And as ever,
Thank You for your support!
You are appreciated more than you know!

~ Leigh

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Comments

9 comments:

  1. Leigh, check out 'cochins international' if you'd like to see how they manage their online shows. basically they ask for 5 pictures of each bird. each side straight on, from front and back and one from top. except the top pic, the rest should be at eye level to the bird.

    then you can gauge how the bird is put together. unless it's simply a photo contest, then I guess it wouldn't really matter?

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    1. Karen - the higher the difficulty for the bird owner (especially for those who primarily keep birds for enjoyment and eggs) the fewer entries I think there will be. I want this to be easy and fun for all chicken owners. Not just those who have top-quality show stock. :-)

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  2. Fun..will the flock pose is the question!

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  3. You won't know if you don't try. =) I'm pretty sure the *judges* will be pretty understanding.

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  4. I would be interested in sponsering, what info do you have about that?:) what a cute idea!

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    1. Email me at shabbychicken (at) hotmail (dot) com
      =)
      And thank you!

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  5. can an Easter Egger be entered? My older girls are in the middle of their fall molt here in Michigan

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    1. Absolutely! It's even fine to enter a Barnyard Mix - crosses and non-specific breeds will be judged on apparent condition and health.
      =)

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  6. hello,, i'm just visit,, have a nice day :D

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