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Welcome => Competitions => Topic started by: John on May 22, 2011, 15:23

Title: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: John on May 22, 2011, 15:23
Who says chickens can't talk? We thought this chap looked as if he could be saying something for sure! Thanks to Hillfooter for the photo.

All you need to do is say what you think he is saying - as long as it's clean, that is. Being serious, this is a family friendly forum so no naughty words!


We've got prizes - 3 copies of The Chicken Chronicles by Alice Walker (http://www.poultry.allotment-garden.org/cara/400/the-chicken-chronicles-by-alice-walker/)

This competition is open to ALL members - one entry per member.


This competition will run until the evening of Sunday 26th June


At the closing date we will add a poll for members to vote on and the most popular entries will be the winners.

                        Rumpole's first snow experience!

(http://chat.allotment-garden.org/jhad/Rumplesfirstsnow.jpg)
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: Nige2Plots on May 22, 2011, 16:15
Cuckoo...........................Cuckoo..............................Cuckoo
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: arugula on May 22, 2011, 16:36
S'no way I'm going out there!
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: cob nut on May 22, 2011, 17:31
"Own up, who said it was spring"
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: wayne170534 on May 22, 2011, 17:48
see the suger factory exploded again
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: hamstergbert on May 22, 2011, 19:32
Hmmmm. Bit cold for strutting around and pecking. Heck with it, I'll phone out for pizza and curl up with a DVD of Chicken Run.

Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: Pol on May 22, 2011, 23:04
I say, if you think I'm coming out today you have got another thing coming
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: JayG on May 23, 2011, 08:21
I'm sure if I start from right up here I can beat 5.6 seconds on my next slalom run!
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: dexyblue on May 23, 2011, 08:41
Hmm I bet Katie Price dont do outdoor photo shoots in this weather (now pout)
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: Epona_4 on May 23, 2011, 09:33
*Gasp! *Glares.......whos had beans.......
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: witchwoopiggy on May 23, 2011, 11:55
are they rescue team on there way?
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: Lardman on May 23, 2011, 19:20
... 'er in doors is nagging me again.
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: Yorkie on May 23, 2011, 20:51
Pesky kids, playing Knock Down Ginger again  :mad:

[or substitute whatever you called the game where you knocked at a door and ran away ... ]
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: MJS on May 23, 2011, 21:05
Rumpole searched for the seven dwarfs, before realizing it's not THAT Snow White at the door!
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: RichardA on May 23, 2011, 23:34
Them turkeys next door are not going to see this as a good omen !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: flitwickone on May 24, 2011, 07:05
i dont think i will be heading out in the long run
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: Ice on May 24, 2011, 08:22
"Your turn to get the paper Mabel."  Said the less than chivalrous Rumpole.
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: 8doubles on May 24, 2011, 08:26
"It`s a brass monkey screaming !"
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: aelf on May 24, 2011, 09:34
Yay!! Come on kids - lets build a snow chicken!
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: Lewjam on May 24, 2011, 12:46
After finishing his book "Cockerels - Leading from the front", Rumpole looked outside and decided to try laying just once more.


(looks like a cockerel - wouldnít be very funny if its a hen - im a chicken beginner!)
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: Growster... on May 24, 2011, 15:36
Hmm, this wasn't a good day to give up sugar...
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: digalotty on May 24, 2011, 22:11
heeeeeeerrrrrrssss'ss johny!!!!!!
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: joyfull on May 24, 2011, 22:21
Now you are sure this pop hole is safer than the one that Marie Antoinette used aren't you?
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: gypsy on May 24, 2011, 22:28
Mmmm I may have to give up smoking, I am not allowed to smoke inside but I don`t fancy going out there!
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: Paul Plots on May 25, 2011, 01:40
Comb and Brush-up? Youíve got to be joking. Iím not going out in this! 

This is one chicken that's not going to be frozen!
I'm staying put.
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: ANHBUC on May 25, 2011, 09:49
Rumpole's scarey thought as he looked out on the snow, "Hope no one fancies a change for Christmas dinner!!!"
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: Helenaj on May 25, 2011, 13:36
I know she said she was going to dust the coop with diatomaceous earth for lice, but this is going overboard a bit!
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: stompy on May 25, 2011, 13:43
I wish some one had told me we were moving to the north pole   >:(
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: compo on May 25, 2011, 16:20
 I think i`ll wait 'till the council have gritted before i cross the road.....
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: plum crumble on May 25, 2011, 16:46
I'm going outside. I may be some time....
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: dugless on May 25, 2011, 17:03
What the heck is this :ohmy: :ohmy:
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: Jamie Butterworth on May 25, 2011, 22:37
*** this, I'm off back to bed!
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: Beano on May 26, 2011, 09:07
Own up - who's taken my boots? I left them here last night.
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: Oliveview on May 26, 2011, 13:18
 I know, I know, I am a free range hen, but would you go out bare footed in that?  I thought not!!
 :tongue2: (that'd a raspberry being blown)

Pamela
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: mr.mellow on May 26, 2011, 16:55
Iím not treading on that!
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: Davenports on May 26, 2011, 17:36
Oh No!  Not Snowflakes for brekkie again?  We ordered ice krispies! :D
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: Yorkie on May 26, 2011, 17:39
I think this is going to be a very difficult competition to judge  :ohmy:

(That was a comment, not an entry  ::) :D )
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: rachelr on May 26, 2011, 18:05
no no definitely no snow out here guys come on.................... race ya x
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: CluckyChicken on May 27, 2011, 08:22
...uh uh.  You have got to be kidding me  >:(
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: min200 on May 27, 2011, 18:51
Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.....................................Nope!
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: mumofstig on May 27, 2011, 19:17
That must have been a really, really big bird, for this much poo  :ohmy:
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: grendel on May 27, 2011, 19:19
Time to pose for the Christmas card again gals.
Grendel
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: Paul Plots on May 27, 2011, 22:43
I think this is going to be a very difficult competition to judge  :ohmy:

(That was a comment, not an entry  ::) :D )

I think it could be a winner!!!  :lol:
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: dawnfuller on May 28, 2011, 14:08
Damn Weather Man !!!!! He got it wrong again !!!!
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: dawnfuller on May 28, 2011, 14:09
Look guys Im a Cockerel not a Penguin!!!!
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: arugula on May 28, 2011, 14:11
Unfortunately dawnfuller, the rules state one entry per person. Which one do you want to lose? :)
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: JaK on May 28, 2011, 14:43
Woah dude! Dude where's my board?
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: Pertelotte on May 28, 2011, 15:35
Rumpole started to suspect, as he peered out of his beach hut, that the bloke at the travel agency had lied about those endless miles of white sand.

P x
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: Aunt Sally on May 28, 2011, 18:32
Only one entry Dawn - Otherwise disqualified !
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: Honeysuckle on May 28, 2011, 19:13
I'll require room service until March......

 :D :D
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: AL Hathaway on May 28, 2011, 19:33
It's Snow Not going to happen!!!
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: NormandyMary on May 28, 2011, 20:51
So glad I decided to go for the 13.5 tog duvet, its cold enough to freeze the nuts off a cockerel out there!
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: Paul Plots on May 28, 2011, 23:03
So glad I decided to go for the 13.5 tog duvet, its cold enough to freeze the nuts off a cockerel out there!

So glad I decided to go for the 13.5 tog duvet, its cold enough to freeze the nuts comb (?) off a cockerel out there!

Youngsters view this family forum  :nowink:
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: Rangerkris on May 29, 2011, 08:15
So what  do you think to the new hair do then Flossy.
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: Squiggly on June 01, 2011, 16:12
Darn! I'll never find their prize winning vegetables in this!!
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: Junie on June 01, 2011, 20:37
"the sky must have fallen; I must go and tell the King."
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: swpostie on June 07, 2011, 17:36
"I'll be stuffed if I leave this hen house today!!"
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: Pete C on June 07, 2011, 20:46
Oh heck.....my vision has gone all monochrome!
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: chips on June 10, 2011, 01:35
 :wub:
Huh ! the musses said "go to sleep it 'll be alwhite in the morning!
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: prakash_mib on June 10, 2011, 23:11
no "cricket(s)" today kids!!!
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: snowdrops on June 11, 2011, 00:14
"Come on girls, Eddie the Eagle will be down next"
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: Thephoenix572 on June 11, 2011, 19:48
"Anyone want ice in their clucktails?"
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 27, 2011, 12:17
The competition is now closed.

Voting will start later this evening.
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: joyfull on June 27, 2011, 12:21
This is going to be a right toughee, so many good captions to choose from.
Good luck everybody xx
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 27, 2011, 17:11
Voting is now OPEN and will last for seven days.

We have 3 great prizes to give away and as this is a very difficult competition to vote for I have given you 5 votes each

 . .  Cast them all at the same time before submitting.
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: Yorkie on June 27, 2011, 17:29
Nightmare ... too much choice ... wanders away holding head in hands  :lol:
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: Swing Swang on June 27, 2011, 17:46
Observation - Some of the captions have 'adwords'

Comment - this may make some captions stand out, or make voters prejudiced against them because they hate adwords so much.

Suggestion - Would suggest that in future caption competitions that adwords are disabled from the 'ballot paper' so that all captions appear equal.

SS

Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 27, 2011, 18:11
Not technically possible as far as I know SS. 

Individuals can dissable them on their own computer though.

It's only a game anyway.   :)
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: Thephoenix572 on July 03, 2011, 15:35
Good luck everybody
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: mumofstig on July 03, 2011, 17:06
Time to get your votes in......not long left now!
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: Aunt Sally on July 03, 2011, 17:14
Voting closes tomorrow evening at 05:11 PM.
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: Nige2Plots on July 04, 2011, 19:52
Good grief :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy:
Well done Plum, you romped home in first place :) Congratulations to the other winners too :)
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: Aunt Sally on July 04, 2011, 19:58
The competition voting is now closed and the results are:


1st - plum crumble with 20 votes
I'm going outside. I may be some time...."

2nd - RichardA with 13 votes
"Them turkeys next door are not going to see this as a good omen !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3rd - compo with 10 votes
"I think i`ll wait 'till the council have gritted before i cross the road....."



Well done all three of you Ė great captions:D

If you would each PM your name and address to John or Val they will send you one of the three prizes.
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: Yorkie on July 04, 2011, 21:16
Well done all  :D
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: plum crumble on July 04, 2011, 21:53
wow!! thank you - never thought I'd win.  :blush: aww ta everyone  :blush: I'm astonished
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: joyfull on July 04, 2011, 21:54
well done winners - hope you all enjoy your prizes  :)
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: arugula on July 05, 2011, 06:26
Well done all, especially to the winners! :D
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: MJS on July 05, 2011, 17:43
Congratulations everyone! :D
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: hillfooter on July 07, 2011, 05:53
Well done Plumcrumble great idea to invoke Oats famous vote and well done everyone else for such inventive suggestions.  

I actually managed to miss the competition so I enjoyed reading all the captions just now.

In fact the real "Rumpole" was actually called "Rumpel" after Rumpelstiltskin as those from the poultry section will know that Modern Game cockerels have very long legs which would have been useful in this situation!

The actual winner of the original competition was in fact the Queen, nee the "Millers daughter", according to the brothers Grimm!

"To-day do I bake, to-morrow I brew,
The day after that the queen's child comes in;
And oh! I am glad that nobody knew
That the name I am called is Rumpelstiltskin"

..........and the original prize the, Queen's child, of course was never won!

I can reveal what Rumpel was actually saying was.............,

"Oh ####. that's the last time I believe Michael Fish!"  

but John wouldn't let me tell you that being a family site :ohmy:

HF
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: Yorkie on July 07, 2011, 18:09
 :lol: :lol: :lol:

Norty HF  ::) :D
Title: Re: Competition #18 - Write a Caption
Post by: hillfooter on July 07, 2011, 18:19
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Norty HF  ::) :D

Sorry just remembered what he was actually saying was,

"Don't bother with the cornflakes girls I think I'll just have scrabbled eggs this morning unless someone wants to bring the milk in?!

HF