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Show Supplies - What to bring to a show? & Bathing Silkies question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SundownWaterfowl, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. I will be attending a show in a little over 2 weeks, and want to make a list of everything I need to remember to bring.

    Here's what I have so far:
    Birds for show & sale
    NPIP Certificate Copy
    Extra Shavings for cages
    Water & Vitamins for water
    Towel/Baby Wipes
    Business Cards
    Boxes for sale birds
    Cages for sale birds
    Zip Ties - to close cages after judging is over

    What else? I feel like i'm forgetting somethings.

    Also, how far ahead should I bathe the birds for the show? These are Buff Silkies by the way. Ive heard the day before, or 2-3 days before. What's best?

  2. NC29mom

    NC29mom Songster

    Jun 15, 2010
    Scotland Neck, NC
    WOW! Sounds exciting. Good luck and may the best looking chicken win! I want to show one of my japanese BTW, but I figure maybe since I am new to the chicken thing, I should take this year and just go to shows. That way I will know what to expect next year.

  3. averytds

    averytds Songster

    Jul 9, 2008
    We do 3 days before, keep them in deep shavings cleaned frequently and use the wipes to spot clean and clean feet.

    To your list you might add VetRX for the combs and wattles. A slicker brush. A kitty litter scooper or mini dustpan/brush set for quick cleanups. Couple of emery boards. Nail clippers to get the zipties off among other uses. Some cage cups and pop bottle founts. Water from home. Something to read.
  4. SunshineSilkies

    SunshineSilkies Songster

    Jan 10, 2009
    Don't forget the brushes and I always bring some q-tips and some VetRX also. I use a five gallon bucket with the carpenters pouches that fits right in the bucket, that way you can put all your supplies together.

    I love shows!!!! I have met the most wonderful people...try to relax and enjoy it![​IMG]
  5. We always bathe 3 days before and find them to be in that 'perfect' zone; dry and poofy but no chance to get all dirty again.

    We like to bring nail scissors. Never know when you might need them. Also, paper towels/tissues and VetRX. You have down what I usually bring. I just skim through this page and bring what I find necessary.

  6. What do you use the slicker brushes for?
  7. rungirl

    rungirl Songster

    Apr 7, 2010
    Columbus, Ohio
    Dust pan and litter scoop or spatula to clean the cage.

    We put little locks on the cages when we're not around.

  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    A chair for yourself, plus an extra. Grooming supplies, a hair dryer, hand sanitizer, something to tie the crests up before/after judging (the latex rubber bands work well, as does pink hair tape). A camera, a copy of the standard, extra leg bands.
  9. averytds

    averytds Songster

    Jul 9, 2008
    We use them for grooming, fluffing tail.

    +1 for the other's suggestions. Some things depend a lot on the show itself.
  10. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Baby oil
    Vet Rx
    +1 for the chair!!! You can never bring too many chairs

    I'd bring a notebook for notes/contact info.

    ALLERGY PILLS. (I'm allergic to feathers...teehee...)

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