how old must a chicken by to show?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mandelaykay, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. mandelaykay

    mandelaykay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a show next weekend but my guys are 5 months old. I am having trouble finding what age a chicken can be to be shown.
     
  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Usually the final word is up to the individuals running said show, but I have found that most of the time it's 5 months. [​IMG]
     
  3. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    There is not really a minimum age, but a bird should be full grown and in full adult feathers. For some breeds 5 months will work, but not recommended. Others you want a Cockerel or Pullet as close to a year old as possible without going over.

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  4. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Yeah, the more mature the bird is the better it will do at the show.
     
  5. Ilovetohatch

    Ilovetohatch Out Of The Brooder

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    For me my seramas I try to plan to hatch alot 8 months before so at the show the bird is 7 months I find it helps alot. For my silkies I like at least over a year.
     
  6. tandersphoenix

    tandersphoenix Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Yes I mostly agree with every body. For my bantam phoenix hens at 5 months they look pretty good but they all are better at 8 months. For my large fowl to show good they really need to be 10 or 11 months before they really fill out.
     

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