4H poultry showmanship Questions!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Birdmaster8, May 8, 2016.

  1. Birdmaster8

    Birdmaster8 Out Of The Brooder

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    So I have my first poultry show coming up on the 21st. And I still have not learned the proper way to show a chicken :/ My friends said they would help but they have sort of bailed on me :( so I am looking for a guide and really any tips at all to help me with my poultry showmanship! All help is appreciated!
     
  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its kinda hard to explain over just some text message, I suggest asking your 4H leader for some help and g on youtube and watch some showmanship videos. Things I have learned from doing a few showmanships is this-

    1. DO NOT LET YOUR BIRD FLY OFF THE TABLE- Its a instant disqualification!
    2. Keep your bird awake but calm.
    3. When your bird is just on the table try to keep hands off if possible but again, don't let him/her off the table.
    4. SMILE!!! :D Most judges like kids who at least look like theyre having fun!
    5. Wear good shoes, you might be standing there for a while... I've had to stand for 35-40 minutes before...
     
  3. Birdmaster8

    Birdmaster8 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks for the tips :D any videos in particular you would recommend?
     
  4. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a pretty good one :)
     

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