Chicken Fun Day

Chicken Fun Day - Sat 24th September
Friday night the marquee went up in the rain! On Saturday morning it was still raining! Then lo and behold at lunchtime rain became drizzle and then stopped! By 14:00 it was fine and apart from one shower it stayed fine until the end of Chicken Day at 16:30 then down came the rain again! However everyone had a great time and below are a few highlights though we really need an official photographer – any volunteers?

Did I win all these prizes?

How do I get this Neolithic Kiln going?

Looking down the Egg & Spoon Racetrack

Adult and Child Three Legged Race First Semi-Final

At the Start of the Great Chicken Race

The Winner - Coigach Runner by a mile!!

Most important the Children’s Pictures!!

Chicken Fun Day – Original Announcement:
Saturday, 24 September at Elphin Community Hall
Start at 14:00

Events will include:

chicken races – the Elphin chickens against all comers
the most beautiful chicken competition
the biggest and smallest egg
an egg throwing competition – throw an egg as far as you can without breaking it
egg & spoon races with prizes for children
a blindfolded, three-legged egg and spoon race for adults

In addition there will be displays of rare breeds and advice on how to keep chickens.

The entries for the Chicken Fun Day Picture Competition will be on display in the Community Hall and at 15:30 the prizes will be awarded to the winners of the different sections.

Refreshments will be available, and there will be a raffle.

During the morning starting at 10:00 as part of the Life and Death in Assynt’s Past activities, Historic Assynt will build a kiln and fire pottery as part of the exploration of how people lived in Neolithic times. The kiln will be opened as part of the afternoon Chicken Day events. .

Event Organiser : Kate McSweeney