Monday, August 12, 2019

and the winners are....

The 2019 Chicken Beauty Contest was our best one yet!  19 beautiful birds, a whole pile of new and returning volunteers (we couldn't do it without you! I don't know how we did the first year with only 5 of us...), great weather, and fantastic folks looking at and-more importantly-VOTING for their favorite birds!  I will do a longer post with more pictures once I finish going through them, but I knew I needed to get the winners posted as soon as possible!

First picture is of the trophies and the goodies donated by Scratch and Peck Feed.  The trophies (and signs, and printing, and t-shirts...) were made possible by the generous folks at Foster Feed and Garden.  Where you can buy Scratch and Peck!  

Oh, and that is me in the chicken dress and silly hat...


The winner in this year's Grown-up's Category is Wendy and Azteca! Azteca is a Tolbunt Polish hen.  The Tolbunt part is the feather coloring, and the Polish part is the fabulous hairdo. She was a clear star, happy to sit calmly and allow folks to admire her.

And the winner of the Young-un's Category was Brodie and sweet little Diva.  Diva is a black Silkie pullet (teenage chicken).  According to our notes she is "the most beautiful creature in the whole world."  Who could argue with a 4 year old about that?  

As I said before, I'll go through my pictures and post more later this week.  But I'll leave you with one last picture: the first ever group photo of our volunteers!  Missing are Devin, Candice, Risa, Matt, Lina and Chance.  I wasn't kidding when I said we have a pile of volunteers!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The contest is full up!

Its not even August yet and we have twenty of Portland's most beautiful hens entered into the contest!  Definitely the fastest we have ever filled up.  We have seven Young-un Entries (that is the kids category) and thirteen Grown-ups Category Hens.

Come on down to the Lents Street Fair August 11th to vote for your favorite hens! 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

2019 Street Fair!

Hello Fellow Chicken Lovers and Crazy Chicken People!

We have started work on this year's contest!  Firstly, this year the street fair is the SECOND Sunday of August, rather than the 1st like it has been the last four years.  Secondly, for the FIRST time we will be in the exact same spot as last year!  So we will be easy to find!

I am busy at work designing this year's shirts.  I apologize for completely dropping the ball on ordering more of last year's shirt design in the fall.  Best intentions, but I screwed up.  We will be starting to talk to our sponsors soon, and hopefully we will double our shirt orders from last year so we will have more to go around!  We are also planning some other fun goodies you can get your chicken loving hands on, including tiny chicken buttons (I have acquired a button maker...) of past chicken contest chicken designs.

So keep your eyes on the blog, facebook page, and instagram to keep up to date and to ENTER your beautiful birds!

Happy 2019!
Maggie and Jonah (your contest runners)