And the winner is… December 20, 2013

Time to vote on your favorite!

Except… we only have one entry. What happened to the folks who emailed and commented last year about their plans to make a gingerbread coop?!! We would have loved to see the coops you made.

So, by default we have a winner, Rosella, who created this wonderful gingerbread chicken coop:

gingerbread coop contest winner

Rosella’s contest entry

Our winner Rosella also has a blog, including a post with more photos of her adorable coop. I recommend you visit her blog, because she’s evidently a fabulous crocheter, too, and has numerous cute photos of a crocheted flock helping her bake gingerbread! Plus, in the other photos you can see cool little details of her creation, including the fact that this is a raised coop, on candy cane stilts. 🙂

Rosella wins a signed copy of our upcoming My Pet Chicken Handbook (once it is released in February). And because she’s such a crocheter, I’ll also send her a free Mama Hen and Chicks customizable crochet pattern as a holiday gift. Congratulations, Rosella! You should have already received my email.

Even though we can’t exactly discuss which coop should win the contest, please share your thoughts–maybe regrets for not entering?– in the comments. We will still give away a Raise Chickens! bumper magnet to a randomly selected commenter on this week’s blog post (you may comment more than once, but you will only be entered once). Comments must be submitted by midnight, December 26, 2013. The winner will be contacted via email, and you must respond within two weeks, or I’ll give your prize to someone else!

gingerbread chicken coop contest: win a bumper magnet

You can win a bumper magnet by commenting on this blog post!

Janice K. California December 20th, 2013

I love my chickens. I am mourning the loss of my Australorp, Gertie, who was plucked out of my yard by a Golden Eagle. I was in such morning that I could not bake a Gingerbread house in time.

Sarah December 20th, 2013

I don’t remember seeing the call for gingerbread coop submissions (where was I?). Not to be pessimistic about my abilities or anything, but, though making a gingerbread coop would have been fun (and I may still do it some time), I wouldn’t have won anyway. Rosella’s coop is fantastic and very detailed! I love the chickens — they look great, and that takes some serious skill! Rosella deserved to win. She did a great job 🙂

Shannon December 20th, 2013

Just started our small farmstead in upstate ny and would live to have this bumper sticker on my car to encourage more people to produce their own food/eggs!!!!!!

Shannon December 20th, 2013


Leona December 20th, 2013

There are so many talented folks in the chicken keeping world. Seeing the entries has been fun!

sara vincent December 20th, 2013

Raise chickens. Never a dull moment in our backyard with the “girls”

DeAnn Scabilloni December 20th, 2013

I wish I had known, I do cakes so u would have liked to try my hand at a coop, I did GB dog houses with the grandkids, fun!

Sarah U December 22nd, 2013

I wish I’d seen the info on the gingerbread coop contest! Oh well, maybe next year. 🙂

Rosella December 23rd, 2013

Hi Everyone! Thanks so much for your lovely comments Sarah, and Lissa too! I never expected to win (LOL! Not even by default!). LOVE my cute Mama hen & chicks pattern, and can’t wait to receive my book!
Merry Christmas to everyone and their flocks 🙂

KathyB. December 30th, 2013

Wow, if I had known about this I know my grandson & I would have been busily creating a gingerbread chicken cop / house . Congratulations to the winner ! Do you think you’ll be hosting this competition next year ? We love chickens and we love to bake !

Lissa December 30th, 2013

Yes… but I’ll be sure to allow plenty of time next year! 🙂

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