October 2016’s giveaway was a positive political chicken-themed prize! The decision this election is a tough one, but if a chicken were running for president – what would the campaign issues be?: Free range for all – Protection from predators?? I asked this question to our Facebook Community of bipartisan chicken keepers and here are some of the top campaign promises they would offer:
Linda W. – If elected, I promise there will NOT be a chicken in every pot; that eggs will get top billing over bacon; that every hen shall not be judged by the color of her feathers, but by the size and nutritional content of her eggs; and finally, that no late night comedian will be allowed to ruffle my comb.
Kimberly B. – For my coop, it is all about the mealworm distribution…
Scott B. – The freedom to cross the road without having your motives questioned!!!
Belinda W. – The freedom to range with no boarders and live in short corn fields.
Betty Jo M. – Let me live a long and happy life into retirement from laying eggs and never darken the door of an oven.
Chelsea M. – The right to free Calcium supplements for all layers! It’s a medical need!
Jacquie J. – Safe clean roost with protection from invading predators…maybe a fence.
Good food and fresh water free from harmful ingredients..
Jean G. – The right to keep and bear eggs.
Linda A. – All hawks should be deported.
Jean D. – Shelters from the “falling sky”!!!!!!
Janet L. – Survival of the fittest!
Kim G. – And a cob of non-GMO corn in every pot.
Traci D. – Mealworms at every meal!
Dolores M. – No more KFC!
Chuck C. – A chicken for every pot. Or a mealworm for every chicken.
Shellie M. – Free meal worm stations at every tree!!!
Julie A. – Just say no to antibiotics!
Jacquie J. – Medical vet benefits. Survival for the pure breeds.
LeAnn L. – We are not freeloaders! (oh yes you are!)
Jeanie G. – I would make it mandatory for all cities and states to use animal control in every predator case. For our protection and our eggs. All possums should deported.
Thanks to our Community Chickens readers who shared their thoughts in this informal debate over what the important topics should be for the (chicken) candidate! This giveaway contest was for a Chicken for President T-shirt by SunFrog! No matter what your political views are – we all can agree this is a lighthearted (and much needed) distraction from the election!
Please share your platform in a (positive) comment below!
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