Official BYC Contest: Worst Chicken Molt Pictures - Fall/Winter 2012 - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Discussion in 'Sponsored Content, Contests, and Giveaways' started by BYC Project Manager, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. BYC Project Manager

    BYC Project Manager Songster

    Feb 22, 2009

    It's that time of year again where our birds start their metamorphosis into... well, okay, they don't turn into anything, but it sure is interesting to see them go through their molting process and leaving feathers all over the place! [​IMG]

    The contest is simple: Post pictures of your birds in the worst part of their molt. Once we're past the molting season our esteemed panel of judges will pick a loser... er... winner! [​IMG]

    We will have two categories: "Frizzle" and "All Other Breeds" (on account of Frizzles having some pretty bad molting genes and winning this contest for the past two years [​IMG]).

    There will be one winner per category and each will receive a free 6 month GFM for themselves or a friend.

    The rules are simple too:
    1. Must be your chicken
    2. Must be a picture taken THIS YEAR, so probably within the last few weeks and over the next couple months (depending on your climate, birds, etc.)
    3. Must say which category you're entering in

    Good luck to you and your ugly... er.. molting chickens! [​IMG]


    Here's an example from last year's contest (entered by Happy Chooks):

    Contest ends 12/31/12!!
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  2. mpare

    mpare In the Brooder

    Jul 16, 2010
    Dillsburg, PA
    I am looking forward to this contest! I've often thought chickens must molt in the Fall-just so they can create their own unique Halloween costume. Molting chickens make great chicken skeletons, zombies and dinosaurs.
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  3. clucky3255

    clucky3255 Songster

    my chickens heve not even began molting this year. [​IMG]
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  4. clucky3255

    clucky3255 Songster

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]that is hilarous![​IMG]
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  5. gracejr

    gracejr Songster

    Mar 31, 2012
    My Coop
    This is my first year with chickens, no moulting yet! That chicken in the OP is soo pathetic looking, I just have to laugh!
  6. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut

    Dec 16, 2011
    when do chickens begin to molt, usually? This is my first year, i don't know. :D
  7. Jeannine

    Jeannine In the Brooder

    Nov 8, 2008
    Williamston, S.C.
    My Coop
    Can't wait to get my daily chuckle watching this parade!!! (Glad you have two categories this year . . . seems only fair since the Frizzles look outrageously alien to most breeds at molt, and would have certainly pulled off another win this year.) Looking for the most perplexed and embarrased looks on their faces, as the chicken paparazzi catches our precious flocks at their worst!
  8. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Songster

    Oct 11, 2011
    My chickens have all already molted...[​IMG] Ah well.
  9. cary 1973

    cary 1973 Songster

    my chicks are only 6 months old so no melting yet here either so I will have to wait till next year but looking forward to see the pictures
  10. GardenState38

    GardenState38 Songster

    Apr 13, 2011
    My chickens have begun molting, but so far, they've been so gradual, you really wouldn't even know it. No dramatic pictures of mine, I'm afraid.

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