Getting the flock out of here - a diary of a crazy chicken man

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ozexpat, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. hillfloweranch

    hillfloweranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    officially entered Alex into the Open Poultry Show and Laying Hen Egg Contest at the AV Fair!!! for the Blue Andalusians: 1 Cock, 2 Hens & 2 pullets; and I entered the beautiful newly acquired Rhode Island Reds I purchased from Larry Morris Nachtmann, into the egg laying contest and Cock and Hen classes. Hoping to learn at the show what to do, how to best raise show birds and just have some fun! Look forward to it!! Though about entering the Salmon Favorelles, Bantam Cochins and Cream Legbars but for our first time keepin it simple. fingers crossed!!
     
  2. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    That sounds like fun times.

    Time for chicken baths and blow dryers
     
  3. hillfloweranch

    hillfloweranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know how to do that ....yet [​IMG]I just learned the proper way to hold the dearned things! :)
    ah well...we shall persevere...in honor and fashion of the great and wonderful Oz!
    [​IMG] heheeeee...props ...always gotta throw out some props!! Because similar to your egg project...we shall have the
    Great Poultry Show project...first timers flubs, bloopers and who knows what else! Maybe I should start a thread....hmmmm [​IMG]
     
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  4. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    you really should!!
     
  5. Sweetpea3829

    Sweetpea3829 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait...people wash and blow dry their chickens? And there's a certain way to hold them (aside from, *tightly* with the wings pressed to the body)????

    I have a lot to learn, apparently.

    I was thinking about signing my kiddos up for 4H...lol
     
  6. hillfloweranch

    hillfloweranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should!! And you hold them with their heads in the crook of your arm and their butts away from you :)
     
  7. NikonD2xer

    NikonD2xer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can check out youtube. I know i saw a couple of videos of I think 4-H er's showing how to handle chicken and how to bath them.
     
  8. Sweetpea3829

    Sweetpea3829 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, our neighbors already think we're pretty crazy because not only do we have our dogs in the house, but our chicks are in the house, too...lol.

    If they catch me giving a chicken a bath...well...they may disown us...lol
     
  9. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    until recently. i would have thought you were disturbed too [​IMG]
     
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  10. JanO

    JanO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or call the nice men in white coats.
     

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