The PA Secretary of Agriculture gave the 4-H poultry club kids a little speech about AI last Saturday at Farm Show. Although other states have lifted their ban on shows PA is not ready to do so. They feel that the warmer weather has postponed the migration of sick birds through our state and they want to wait before lifting the ban.
I am currently in Massachusettes at a huge show. Looking forward to seeing the kids participate in showmanship with actual birds tomorrow. My son usually avoids competing at the bigger shows as it is stressful. I feel that it's an activity for pleasure and he doesn't have to participate if he doesn't want to. DH put his foot down this weekend, 'if you're missing school to go to a show, then you're participating in showmanship'. Wish us luck, I sure hope he does well, and has fun.
I would love to get my kids into something like this. Just out of curiosity though, what do you do to show a bird? Like, how do you participate in showmanship? Not that we have any chance of doing it if they never lift the ban.
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