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North Carolina hen named Miss Helpful in national chicken pageant

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Candace Peters’ of North Carolina hen, Lenny, named Miss Helpful, was named Miss Helpful in Purina Poultry’s Miss Flock-Tober pageant. Miss Helpful will compete with three other finalists, including Miss Fancy Feathers, Miss Performance and Miss Congeniality.

There were more than 250 hens competing for the title of Miss Helpful. To qualify, contestants had to write a paragraph explaining how their chicken was helpful, either by providing eggs or therapy, and provide a picture and video of their bird.

According to Candace Peters, she knew Lenny was a special addition to their family when she was just a chick.

“She has provided our family with a lot of laughs and she has brought us closer together. Everyone loves to come over to see what she is up to!” Peters said.

More than 300 people voted for Lenny by liking Peter’s submission of Purina Poultry’s Facebook. The final round is Monday, Oct. 2, where the four finalists, including Miss Helpful, will compete and the one with the most likes will win.

The other three finalists include Miss Fancy Feathers of Georgia, Miss Performance and Miss Congeniality. Whichever hen wins will receive a year’s supply of feed, equivalent to 14 bags of food, and the title of Miss Flock-Tober 2017.

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