How Do You Keep Show Chickens?

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  1. silver1polish

    silver1polish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I'm wondering how to keep show chickens here's some questions that I have...

    1. What Should Their Diet Be?/ What Food Should You Feed Them
    2. What Should The Bedding Be?
    3. How often Should You Clean The bedding?
    4. How often Should You Be Handling The Chicken?

    Thanks! Silver1Polish
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    1 there are show bird feeds. Some animal protein and a good ratio of vitamins, minerals and micro nutrients. Same as other birds just a tad more of each.
    2 pine shavings are good - anything to keep them clean without fungus or too much dust
    3 as often as is reasonable
    4 as often as possible - more importantly, have other people handle them so when a judge picks them up they don't freak out. Have your chicken keeping friends wash up before they handle your birds though.
     
  3. silver1polish

    silver1polish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you maybe tell me more about show chickens? Because I'm Getting one tomarrow!
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I wouldn't call myself an expert but perhaps you can find more info here.
    http://www.poultryshowcentral.com/
    I recommend you go to a couple shows to learn more. Until then, take care of your bird like you would any other chicken but for showing, the cleaner you keep it the better. You can always bathe them.
     

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