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Competition Winners...


Competition Winners for November

Who both received a copy of the River Cottage Year book by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall worth £20 each were:

Unexpected chickens We hadn't planned on getting chickens, our hearts were set on ducks. But one day, a chicken came to us...

Samantha also submitted lovely photos of her green Aracauna eggs - Aracaunas are also known as "easter eggers" because of the pretty pastel eggs they produce...

Submitted by Samantha Goodal
Hotsprings, NC, U.S.A

read Samantha's full story...
see Samantha's Green Aracauna Eggs...

Little Hen Rescue Two years ago I decided to re-home 4 rescued battery hens. That was the start of an epic adventure into the hen-keeping world. Since then I have fostered ...

Submitted by Jeff Anderson
Norfolk, England

read Jeff's story of his Little Hen Rescue...


Competition Winners for December

Who will also receive a copy of River Cottage Year book by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall were:

Black Rocks and friends In the past I have kept a variety of hens, but my personal favourite are the Black Rock breed. As they name implies they are black feathered, and they give a very constant supply of lovely, large eggs with dark beige coloured shells.

Submitted by Jo UK



read Jo's story of Black Rocks and friends...

Nera and Speckledy a family affair I have attatched (I hope) 3 pics of my two youngest with their favourite hens, a Nera and a Speckledy.

Submitted by Tom Tomlinson
Cambridgeshire, UK

see Jessie and Jay with their favourite hens...


Competition Winner for January

who will receive a copy of the Haynes Chicken Manual is

Mia's Chicken Story My Daddy and I have four chickens, and I help Daddy to look after them when I go to stay at my Daddy's house

Submitted by Mia (age 9)
Stoke on Trent

click here to read Mia's Chicken Story...


Competition Winner for February

who will receive a £25 voucher to spend at Chicken Coops Direct is

Chicken Licken - the lost chicken who became mother hen.
It was my daughter's birthday and what did she want a chicken. Well we never bought her one but lo and behold fate took a turn!

submitted by linda webb (essex, UK)

click here to read Linda's story...


Competition Winner for March

who will receive a £25 voucher to spend at Chicken Coops Direct is

First time chicken keeper
I am a first time chicken keeper and I am only on the start of it. I want to keep all rare varieties and bring them back to being common as I can. My chickens ...

Submitted by Claire (Staffordshire)

click here to read Claire's Story


Competition Winner for April

who will receive a copy of The Complete Vegetable Grower By John Harrision

What will a dozen Eggs Buy?

Several years ago we had a pretty good egg business going; we sold between ten and twenty dozen per week. In addition I maintained a lengthy waiting list. It seemed there was a healthy market for farm fresh free-range eggs...

Submitted by Julie (USA)

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Competition Winner for June

who will receive a copy of The Complete Vegetable Grower by John Harrision

Norfolk Black Turkeys

For many years I have kept poultry ,chickens, bantams,ducks, geese, quail, partridge and pheasants and for the past three years mainly turkeys in particular norfolk black/bronze turkeys...

submitted by Ian (Norfolk)

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Competition Winner for July

who will receive a copy of The Complete Vegetable Grower by John Harrision

Why Me?

Our farm kitchen was used to being an unscheduled stopping place for non-paying guests...

submitted by Emily (Essex)

click here to read Emily's Story




We have another prize to give away in August - one copy of

The Complete Vegetable Grower

The Complete Vegetable Grower



the latest and highly recommended vegetable growing guide by leading author John Harrison.

So why not enter

Your Poultry Story or Your Poultry Photos

Now...





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