How to make a show kit???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by piper2009, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. piper2009

    piper2009 Songster

    Jan 18, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Okay, I am pretty new to showing and I am trying to get a "show kit" together but I am not totally sure what all I need. Can you please tell me what you have found to be helpful during a show (things such as baby oil, baby wipes, ect...) ? Also any advice would be very welcome! And I am showing a Bantam Buff Brahma, 2 Buff laced Polish and 3 Buff Orphingtons if that helps anyone.

    Also does anyone have any extra leg bands they are willing to sell? I am needing 2 size 9's, 1 size 11 and 4 size 12's.

    Thank you!

  2. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Songster

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    Baby wipes, I like vet rx for Combs and wattles. Big nail clipper and Emory board. Glycerine spray. Nutri drench or other electrolytes. Flea spray (in case neighbor birds have mites)
    I'm sure I'm forgetting something
  3. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

    Aug 3, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    Blood stop powder. Zip ties. Somewhere there is a cage about to come apart. Or to tag a bird to buy/sell.
    Neosporin. Q-tips. A pad to write down notes.
    Alot of folks like "Pink", it's a spray that gives a sheen to feathers.
    Water cups, and bottled water. Extra food in ziplock bags.
    Aspirin or tylenol for YOU. NOT the bird. Aspirin ONLY for the bird.
    Hand sanitizer. Business cards. Camera, flash card or film, and extra batteries.
    Depending on how serious you get, an APA Standard of Perfection. If you don't have it, you need it.
    Support the APA and buy one. Or ABA. or both.
    Towels. lots of them.
    A big empty cardboard box. You just may see something for sale that you really want....
    Vet wrap. Oxine in a spray bottle. Paperwork from pullorum testing (It's required at shows on the east coast)
    And I'm sure there's more....

    What type of bands? I have a bunch... I am guessing the plastic wrap around ones?
    Or just spiral? Colors? PM me if you want.
  4. piper2009

    piper2009 Songster

    Jan 18, 2010
    Dallas, TX

    Thank you both a bunch! I will get those things together and I should be ready to go!! Thank you again for taking the time to reply!

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