Delmarva March 2013 Anyone IN?

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by Blarneyeggs, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. Blarneyeggs

    Blarneyeggs Overrun With Chickens

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    So Who's going to the Delmarva Show this year?? Here is some pertinent info if you're in...

    http://delmarvapoultryfanciers.com/forms/DPFC2013.pdf

    March 8th is the cut off date for entries, so get your birds tested now! Only need to test ten, so YAY for that!!

    Apparently there is a hotel nearby with an indoor pool if you're traveling. I copied the following from a local 4H club…. Thank you Bridget!!


    Cut-off date for entries is March 8, 2013.
    Showroom will be open from 12 noon - 10:00 p.m. Friday, March 22.
    Showroom opens at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 23 and Sunday March 24th.
    Judging will begin about 9:00 a.m. on March 23.
    Awards will be given at about 11 a.m. Sunday, March 24 or as soon as judging is completed.
    Food and Refreshments will be available and there is plenty of free parking.
    The Showmanship opportunity makes it a great show for kids to attend. As for non-poultry-minded members of your family, there may be a chance for some relaxing or entertainment. The hotel nearby is fun with an indoor pool with chairs around it which allows for more visiting with other young poultry enthusiasts that might be staying also. There is a skating rink nearby, so if some of your family wishes to partake in that you may want to call ahead for information about times. The poultry show typically has space for display of sale birds and opportunity to buy them, and a silent auction of agricultural and poultry-related items, too.
     
  2. mame1616

    mame1616 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was planning on showing, but now I have to get AI testing done! Never had to do that before - I hope it doesn't hold me up.
     
  3. Blarneyeggs

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    Exhibitors unable to get their birds tested for A.I. are encouraged to contact Bob Moore at the Delaware Department of Agriculture at (302) 698-4500.



    A fellow BYCer showed at Delmarva last year, they shipped her swabs, so she did a tracheal swab on 10 birds, sent it back, ta dah, done! I can't promise that is what happens when you call Bob Moore, but I'm thinking so.


    We have to do a blood draw for AI for any show in PA, 30 birds, not my favorite part of showing. So it's a relief to only have to test 10 birds. I'm going to pick the biggest fattest, EASIEST of the bunch. Still is a pain, won't be pretty…but well worth it when I'm at the show.

     
  4. ChknObsessedANG

    ChknObsessedANG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I might go to watch. I am far from ready to show my own birds! LOL
     
  5. mame1616

    mame1616 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love to show, but going to watch is always so relaxing. I can just sit back and enjoy, without having to worry about feed and water, or coming home with any unwanted parasites or infections. The ONLY bummer about this show is that it's two days, so I have to pay for two nights' lodging. Other than that, it's a great show. And the buffet at the casino next door is awesome!
     
  6. Blarneyeggs

    Blarneyeggs Overrun With Chickens

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    I think it's only about 2 hours for me, so will probably just drive back and forth.
     
  7. Blarneyeggs

    Blarneyeggs Overrun With Chickens

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    Sweet! so there is a sale area… Going to be bringing some LF Orpingtons!
     
  8. msladyhawke

    msladyhawke Poultry Connoisseur Premium Member

    I'm in! Hopefully I have something to show. One bird I was going to bring is molting now! ARGH!!! [​IMG]
     
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  9. mame1616

    mame1616 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Compared to other shows, their sale area is virtually non-existant. Your best bet is to make contact with a breeder and meet them there. The best sales areas I've seen are Ohio National, Northeastern Poultry Congress, and Cobleskill, which has a giant outdoor swap. Of course, our Sussex Show also has a great sales area!
     
  10. PamB

    PamB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a few silkie cockerels for sale that can be delivered to the show in March. PM me if interested in any. Thanks! :)
    Black...5 Months...$40
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    Splash...6 Months...$45
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    Splash...6 Months Old...$60
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