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Georgia chicken wins national chicken pageant

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Alicia Petersen of Winder, Ga., and her Silkie hen, Penny Chicken, were announced the winner of Miss Fancy Feathers in Purina Poultry’s second-annual Miss Flock-Tober pageant.

Hundreds of birds in the U.S. competed against Penny Chicken for the title of Miss Fancy Feathers. Miss Fancy Feathers received a Flock-Tober Fun Box and is now in the running to win a year’s supply of feed.

Penny Chicken was rescued by Alicia and has led a very fulfilling life so far, including being featured in a national television program.

“She’s had some serious health problems but has managed to overcome every one.” Alicia said. “Now she spends her days patrolling the office and greeting clients, visiting children’s schools with Roo to teach the kids about animals, and she has been featured in several books, magazines, and even a television show on National Geographic!”

There is still another round of the Miss Flock-Tober pageant waiting for Alicia and Penny Chicken, on Oct. 2. The grand prize is a year’s supply of feed. The categories in the final round will be the following; Miss Helpful, Miss Congeniality, Miss Performance and Miss Fancy Feathers. The round to determine which bird is Miss Helpful will begin Sept. 25. The winner will be decided on Purina’s Facebook page based on how many likes the nominees receive from fans.

To further celebrate Purina Flock-Tober, local Purina retailers will offer promotions and activities throughout Sept. and Oct. More fun can be found on the company’s social media page:

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