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Preparing Cochins for show

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by I Love Layers, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first show in 2 years is coming up!
    I am very excited to start showing again, especially because this year I have some pretty good birds, and I actually know what I'm doing.

    I am showing
    Hen trio of Red Sex links
    Black Bantam Cochin Frizzle Cock
    Blue Large Fowl Cochin Frizzle Cockerel
    Blue Large Fowl Cochin Pullet

    My county only has 2 serious kids showing for 4H, me and one of my friends JT. Everyone else is there with their "Ameracaunas" that are actually Easter Eggers.
    I wouldn't be taking this so seriously but I'm hoping it will show my parents that I am dedicated to showing chickens, especially LF cochins.

    I will most likely just run a wet towel over the sex links, and clean off their legs, feet, comb, and waddle a week before the show and separate them from the other layers. Then one day before the show repeat it again.

    For the Cochins, I am kind of lost on what to do with the frizzles. And how many days before I should bathe them.
    Any tips on how to bathe cochins would be greatly appreciated also.

    And what does everyone use for the combs and wattles?
     
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    I Love Layers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone have any suggestions? The show is in 11 days
     
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    I Love Layers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    10 days now. Would love some suggestions
     

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