(Belgrade) A backyard chicken in Washington County is starting to gain some fame.
The hen, known as Dixie Chick, has just been named Miss Congeniality in a nationwide contest put on by Purina.
Dixie’s owner is Valley of Caledonia 5th grader Ryleigh Maxwell of Belgrade.
She says Dixie could win the ultimate prize of Miss Flock-Tober.
Ryleigh says Dixie Chick and the rest of her birds keep her company.
If Dixie Chick wins the Miss Flock-Tober pageant, she wins a year supply of Purina poultry feed.
Ryleigh says she then plans on helping out a fellow student.
Since Dixie Chick is gaining national attention each and every day, we asked Ryleigh if she might put together a Facebook page for her special hen.
You can help Dixie Chick become Miss Flock-Tober by voting at the Purina Poultry Facebook page.
Voting begins Monday, November 4th at 9 a.m. and will end at noon Thursday, November 7th.
The entry with the most likes at the end of the voting period will be crowned Miss-Flocktober 2019.