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Show Chicken on the ground or in a hutch?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by silver1polish, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. On the Grassy Ground

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  2. Inside the Hutch

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  1. silver1polish

    silver1polish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do people with show chickens keep them?
    I have a rabbit hutch, but im trying to debate. Is keeping a show chicken (such as a serum) better to keep them in a hutch?, In a cage?, or on the grassy ground?

    thx :D
    Silver1Polish [​IMG]
     
  2. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    on the ground always worked best for me (less feather/feet damage likely) then the week before the show move them in a small cage with a solid bottom and clean bedding changed daily and do your cleaning/prep routine.
     
  3. silver1polish

    silver1polish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sounds like a good routine before the show (well a week before anyways [​IMG])
     
  4. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's all in the prep work!!

    I'll do a good washing and use a toothbrush to clean legs/feet/wattles/comb then a pedicure right before going into the hold cage. Then 3 days before another wash and allow the chicken to preen itself dry, this gives the feathers their best look and allows time for the natural oils to get back in them after the washing.
     
  5. silver1polish

    silver1polish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I once did a project about chicken washing! for 4-H :D
     

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