Kids interested in showing chickens-- where to start?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cozycritters, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. cozycritters

    cozycritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My (quite young) sons were smitten by the chicken exhibit at the local fair and are interested in showing chickens. I wouldn't even know where to begin! So, tips? Should I just try to talk them out of it? [​IMG]
     
  2. Southern Chickens

    Southern Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree that 4-H is a way to go. I have two boys ages 14 and 9. They just recently joined 4-H and are looking forward to showing chickens, rabbits, and thier dogs. Also depending on their ages FFA would be another alternative.
     
  4. Huny

    Huny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CloverBuds in 4-H is for 5 (Kindergarten) to 8 year olds. But even poultry shows has showmanship open for any age. There was a 4 year old at the last national show I went to that had this bantam cochin that kept falling asleep in her arms. It was so cute!
     
  5. cozycritters

    cozycritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My boys are currently 4 and 2-- so I think they might have to wait [​IMG]
     
  6. Spires6

    Spires6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kids under 8 can show for fun at our fair. We also have a local fun show for kids of any age. My kids showed for the first time this weekend at a fun show.
     

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