This question goes out to all the people on here that take their chickens to shows. How do you keep them from contracting some type of illness? Are they all vaccinated against everything? Is it even possible? Or do you just keep them separated from your non show chickens and treat for whatever they pick up? It seems like showing is opening yourself up to major diseases but I wish to start and my son wants to show in 4h. At both local fairs last year I saw obviously sick poultry and I would have thought that it would have been removed from the grounds but it wasn't, it was there all week. I don't know if national shows are the same way but I just don't understand. I looked at my bantam standard and it states directly in the book that any obviously sick bird should be removed. I know that most diseases picked up make them carriers for life. So how could you sell your birds at a later date. I am not trying to put anyone down or start an argument I am just trying to figure out how to go about this.