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Our readers love their chickens! Here are some of our favorite chicken photos submitted to a recent photo contest.
  • Living in harmony

    "These two banties were being picked on in my chicken coop so I put them in our hay barn," says this chicken owner. "We found them living with the barn cats in perfect harmony."

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Future chicken farmer

    Last summer, Mikenna's parents brought home a dozen young Rhode Island Reds to their Pennsylvania farm. Here she is meeting one of the chicks. Today, Mikenna enjoys gathering brown eggs from the chicken coop!

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Mountain chickens

    Colonel Sanders the rooster enjoys a free-range breakfast with some of his hens on Crow Dog Farm.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Snuggling with Mom

    Momma the Silkie/Maran hen seems to be taking good care of two of the chicks from her first hatch of the year.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Elegant lady

    Sophia the Japanese chicken loves showing off her beautiful tail for the camera!

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Bathing beauties

    Ferdinand the rooster and his ladies enjoy soaking up the sun together.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Big boy

    Terri Stoffer has had this Delaware rooster since he was a baby, but look at him now!

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Sit a spell

    This bench in Amy Knowles's garden wasn't meant to be a resting spot for her chickens, but don't tell them that!

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Taxi!

    Gypsy the goat doesn't seem to mind a bit when the chickens hop on for a ride!

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • So soft!

    This little boy and his pet chicken are fast friends!

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Looks like the maid was here

    Minnie checks out the newly replenished supply of wood shavings in her house. She must like her surroundings -- the hen gives big brown eggs on a regular basis.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • I'm so handsome!

    Rainbow the rooster struts his stuff around the farm!

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Keeping watch

    Victor the Black Australorp rooster stands guard over his hens on Amy Barnes's farm.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Stop and smell the ... lilacs

    Emma Jane, the Araucana/Americana hen, enjoys a lovely spring day among the lilacs!

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Who needs a coop?

    You can build the world's most comfy coop, but sometimes hens like Claret will insist on making their own nests. She found a good spot inside this rotten tree trunk.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Leader of the pack

    There are a lot of requirements for being a good chicken leader. Wearing pants isn't one of them.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Rescued hen

    Hoosier the hen was found wandering the city streets, and was picked up by animal control. Angie rescued her and brought her home, where Hoosier has blended right in with the rest of the flock!

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Comb fit for a king

    Napoleon's crown-like comb is unique to the Sicilian Buttercup breed. He looks very regal peeking between the fence posts!

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
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