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Chickens never get old - - - - showing, breeding, and more

I have owned chickens for years now and enjoy everyday of it! I show, breed, and of course keep chickens as pets.

 

Showing

 

I go to at least 3 shows a year. One in the spring, summer, and fall, plus any I can attend between. 

 

-perks of showing-

 

  • You get someone elses opinion about your chicken
  • Sometimes you meet really nice chicken people
  • Not that this one is that important, but you can win awards
  • Once you get some good show chickens, you can win money. Which can buy food for your chickens and provide money to go to more shows and buy more chickens
  • At some shows you can purchase chickens
  • At some shows you can sell chickens

 

Breeding

 

Breeding isnt for everyone. It take lots of thought and careful planning.Make charts, list, and notes.

 

-culling-

 

IMO culling is a very important part of breeding. Once you first start out you might think that is cruel, but it is important. Things you need to look at when culling.

  • weak chicks
  • chickens that do not meet the standard
  • chickens that have traits that are considered not diserable in the breed
  • chicks that have various illness and defects- cross beaks, mareks disease, etc.

 

-selective breeding-

 

*not all breeders do this, just something to keep in mind. There are other methods of selective breeding.

 

  • picking good breeding pairs- if you have a male that lacks certain traits, pick a female that makes up for it (or vice versa)

 

Pets

 

Chickens make great pets! And mine are always making me laugh. I would post pics of some of mine, but then there would be a million pictures!

 

 

 

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All of this is my opinion, so please dont be offended by any of it.

 

Comments (2)

Thanks for sharing, I really love to show my chickens.
Your welcome. I really enjoys showing my chickens too. I just took 9 too a show not to long ago and didnt do half bad.
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