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I need of some tips or advice ASAP!!

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Hi everyone, this is Martha, my 20ish week old Buff Orpington. I've entered her in a show that's on tomorrow at an agricultural event, I know she's young but it's good practice for her. This is my second poultry show, I came first in the novice section at the Highland Show with my Black Rock earlier this year, but this time it's the Orpington category at a different show. She's had a bath and I've picked all the dirt out of her leg scales with a toothpick. I've also been using baby oil on her legs the past few days to keep them soft. And I've got some petroleum jelly for final preparations at the show tomorrow - Even though she has no comb or wattles to put it on!! But I'll bring it just in case.

Any last minute tips or advice?? - I'm open to anything you've got! Does she look ok?





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post #2 of 5

A bit young, but she looks to be of good type and in good condition.  Good luck!

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post #3 of 5
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Thank you! She came second, will try her at lots more shows. She's a bit young like you said.
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Well done!  It will be interesting to see how she matures.  What were the judges comments?

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Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to speak to the judge, but I'm pretty sure her age gave her a disadvantage. I bought a few more 10 week old chicks, so I'll show them when they come of age.smile.png
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