CHICKENSTOCK 2008

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by 2mnypets, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since we've been talking about a Chickenstock 2008 in Southernchicks thread about loving y'all and no she hadn't been drinking, I thought I would post the thread to start it all. Lots of us have been discussing having a nationwide Chickenstock. Some have even mentioned having one start in Missouri since that seems to be the middle of the country. Maybe after that, the nationwide Chickenstock can move around the country to help ease the burden of travelling long distances for some people. I would be willing to help create this new step in chicken raising. Is there anyone else out there willing to help get this thing going? More the merrier! The things going through my head now are endless....t-shirts, contests, public relations, 4H clubs, website, bringing vet's or others that are educated in all things chicken, builders etc. Oh the list could go on forever. Come on y'all! Let's do this!
     
  2. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    First you'd need to check and see if hotels in the area are booked for any other big events, and if they'll offer discounts for blocks of rooms. Probably have to be near a place where livestock can be stored.

    I'll help if I can, but it'll have to be long-distance assistance.
     
  3. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking that as well wegotchickens! I think most of the work for most of us would be long distance but I just thought it would be great if we all worked together to make something happen for all of us.
     
  4. eggcetra_farms

    eggcetra_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This thing has me SO excited! For the life of me, I can't remember where it's at, but there's some sort of a chicken museum somewhere. Maybe we should have the first National there? Again, I don't remember where it's at. If someone does, please let me know.

    Yes, I'm envisioning the t-shirts and guest speakers, etc., etc.... Yea! This is so exciting!
     
  5. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know the feeling. Kinda the same feeling when you find new eggs everyday. Guess I'm going to have to google to see if I can find a chicken museum. Keep that brain a working everyone!
     
  6. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok everyone, I found the website...

    www.chickenmuseum.com
    It is in California. It's everything CHICKEN!!!!!!!!!!

    The chicken was one of the first birds to be domesticated.

    The word “chicken” comes from the Anglo-Saxon word “cicen” referring to a young domestic fowl.

    Chickens are a descendant of pheasants or galliformes (fowl-shaped birds).

    Feathers of chickens have been used to stuff bedding.

    Throughout history chickens have been used in sacrificial rites. Sacrifice has ties to the ancient mystery of sexuality. In the fertilization process, the male seed is sacrificed to impregnate the female egg.

    It was considered unlucky if a hen laid an even number of eggs.

    Eggs laid on Good Friday were an assurance of fertility in all areas of your life.

    Deities were invoked through the simple act of throwing grains to chickens.

    If the chickens were listless in their eating, then it indicated that the gods must be angry.

    Because of the rooster’s early morning crowing it is often considered a solar symbol. As the sun resurrects itself every morning, the rooster salutes this resurrection.

    And, the rooster is seen as the enemy of ghosts & evil spirits that roam free at night & are bound during the day.

    Since the cock is extremely vigilant with the hens in its yard, many believe that this is a reminder to keep things of the spirit first. Just as in Biblical scripture when the cock crowed after Peter denied Jesus three times. In the 4th century a belief arose the a cock would crow when Judgment Day arrived.

    The rooster is one of the twelve sign of the zodiac in traditional Chinese astrology. It is associated with enthusiasm & humor.

    Roosters are seen as eccentric & colorful with a direct approach to life.

    Should the rooster be your totem, he may have shown up to teach you how to be more direct. He can stimulate a new sense of optimism, which, in turn, can help you come to terms with your own wonderful eccentricities!
     
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    eggcetra_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2mnypets,

    I found that museum, but I had thought there's one somewhere toward the middle of the country. Maybe there's more than one? I believe it was an old man that started it. The museum has incubators from the 1800's and such..... Geez, I think I read about it in Farm Show Magazine. Maybe I'll email the editor and see what he can tell me. I swear it's in a Mid-Westie spot........ I'll email him.
     
  8. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That would be kewl. I'll keep looking as well. I'm getting really pumped about this possibility. Now I know that there is a KFC museum in Corbin Kentucky also.

    Edited because I keep trying to type too fast and hit the wrong keys...lol
     
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    eggcetra_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I'm such a dork. It wasn't Farm Show, it was the last News & Views I got from the APA. Here's what it said:

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    This article was submitted by Loyl Stromberg, who is celebrating his 93rd birthday this year.

    The National Poultry Museum
    By Loyl Stromberg

    The National Poultry Museum was started in November 1994, when the first building was dedicated. It measures 24x42 feet, that is all paid for. The idea for it actually came from Holland where the first poultry museum opened in 1989 when my wife and I visited there. This gave me the idea that the United States also should have a poultry museum. The first fund raising mailing was made in 1993. A year later enough funds came in for our building to be built late in 1994.

    A visit there will prove most interesting, educational and provide some surprise. You will see poultry equipment that you have never seen before. Something unusual is a special "cabinet" designed to keep records of eggs in a research project by the Iowa State College for the Fowl Typhoid Disease. Very few will remember the many bone crushers that were sold in the time period around the 1900's. There is also the Oats Sprouter - between these two the start of the first improved nutrition for chickens. A chick starter mash was not developed until the mid 1930's by the University of Wisconsin. When my folks started their chick hatchery a CONKEY FEED was shipped to them form Ohio. Another surprise for you is the Mechanical Device for delousing chickens. Not the most effective so it disappeared from the market when they invented the roost spread that was easy to apply.

    There is a Buckeye coal burning brooder stove. Some later would come the oil heated brooder stove that eventually would lead to the electric brooders. We have an Oak "jig" for assembling the old wood egg cases. Most unusual is a homemade barrel chicken picker. Then there is the unique device to expedite the bloodtesting of the breeders. Very few have seen a 3 deck Jamesway incubator, enhanced by 6 small table top incubators. The "OLD TRUSTY" was one of the most popular of the small incubators that sold for only $15. In 1902 over 200,000 small incubators were exported from the United States. There are many special pictures displayed that are most impressive. Two very special pictures are the result of Japanese silk thread art showing the Black Langshans. On display too is a variety of egg cases. One of these holds eggs in place by springs before the day of egg fillers. In the early days water fountains were made of crockery before the time of metal fountains. There are several old egg scales and a folding chicken catching coop. Currently we have so much in storage that we are in need of a second building.

    The National Poultry Museum is located 18 miles west of Kansas City off Highway 70 at Bonner Springs, Kansas. For those who wish more information, they can call 913-721-1075.

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    What do you all think?
     
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  10. peacebird

    peacebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm up for a national Chickenstock 2008! Never been to Kansas City either.... [​IMG]
     

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