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Show Chicken on the ground or in a hutch?

Poll Results: Where To Keep?!

 
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    Inside the Hutch
 
post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

How do people with show chickens keep them?

I have a rabbit hutch, but im trying to debate. Is keeping a show chicken (such as a serum) better to keep them in a  hutch?, In a cage?, or on the grassy ground? 

 

thx :D

Silver1Polish :bun 

On July, 28th 2016, I lost my Most Beloved Bird "Miss Red" She was a beautiful Rhode Island Red at 3 years old. She was the most perky, loving and tolerent bird i EVER had!!! Miss Red loved to go on walks and sit in laps. She even went to 2 parades and a 1st grade classroom. Please send loving notes here... http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1124787/give-thoughts-of-kindness
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On July, 28th 2016, I lost my Most Beloved Bird "Miss Red" She was a beautiful Rhode Island Red at 3 years old. She was the most perky, loving and tolerent bird i EVER had!!! Miss Red loved to go on walks and sit in laps. She even went to 2 parades and a 1st grade classroom. Please send loving notes here... http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1124787/give-thoughts-of-kindness
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post #2 of 5

on the ground always worked best for me (less feather/feet damage likely) then the week before the show move them in a small cage with a solid bottom and clean bedding changed daily and do your cleaning/prep routine. 

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

That sounds like a good routine before the show (well a week before anyways :D)

On July, 28th 2016, I lost my Most Beloved Bird "Miss Red" She was a beautiful Rhode Island Red at 3 years old. She was the most perky, loving and tolerent bird i EVER had!!! Miss Red loved to go on walks and sit in laps. She even went to 2 parades and a 1st grade classroom. Please send loving notes here... http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1124787/give-thoughts-of-kindness
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On July, 28th 2016, I lost my Most Beloved Bird "Miss Red" She was a beautiful Rhode Island Red at 3 years old. She was the most perky, loving and tolerent bird i EVER had!!! Miss Red loved to go on walks and sit in laps. She even went to 2 parades and a 1st grade classroom. Please send loving notes here... http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1124787/give-thoughts-of-kindness
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post #4 of 5
It's all in the prep work!!

I'll do a good washing and use a toothbrush to clean legs/feet/wattles/comb then a pedicure right before going into the hold cage. Then 3 days before another wash and allow the chicken to preen itself dry, this gives the feathers their best look and allows time for the natural oils to get back in them after the washing.
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 

I once did a project about chicken washing! for 4-H :D

On July, 28th 2016, I lost my Most Beloved Bird "Miss Red" She was a beautiful Rhode Island Red at 3 years old. She was the most perky, loving and tolerent bird i EVER had!!! Miss Red loved to go on walks and sit in laps. She even went to 2 parades and a 1st grade classroom. Please send loving notes here... http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1124787/give-thoughts-of-kindness
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On July, 28th 2016, I lost my Most Beloved Bird "Miss Red" She was a beautiful Rhode Island Red at 3 years old. She was the most perky, loving and tolerent bird i EVER had!!! Miss Red loved to go on walks and sit in laps. She even went to 2 parades and a 1st grade classroom. Please send loving notes here... http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1124787/give-thoughts-of-kindness
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