Show supplies

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kkowa, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. kkowa

    kkowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im starting to get everything ready form my up coming show and I was just wondering what you all use in your show kit? anything will be great!
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Here are some good things to have in a show kit:

    Paper towels (for cleaning up small dirty spots--just dampen them with water. Also helpful for wiping off your hands when applying oil, etc)
    Baby wipes (the same use as paper towels--great for wiping off feet)
    Some sort of oil (for making combs shiny)
    Antibiotic ointment (I've found that this moisterizes combs well, and it can be used in case your birds get into a fight)
    Poultry Protector (I use this to spray down the cages that my birds are in, to help reduce the possiblity of them getting mites. You could also use vinegar.)
    A cup (you can use this if you have to carry water to your birds, or to hold water when dampening a paper towel, or to hold cotton swabs for applying oil. A cup has many uses.)
    Cat nail clippers (you should have all of your birds nails trimmed by the time you go to a show, but if you miss some, you'll need nail clippers)
    Human nail trimmer (this is for last-minute trimming of beaks, etc)
    Silk cloth (This can be used to shine up your birds. Run it over the feathers, and it will make them shinier. Especially good for black birds or parti-colored birds)

    Hope this helps! And, good luck with your show!
     
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  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Here is what I have in my show-kit:

    • roll of paper towels, and/or baby wipes (for cleaning any dirt off of them right before judging)
    • Mite/lice spray (for spraying in the cage if I see any signs of parasites)
    • VetRX or other oil for brightening/moisturizing their combs before judging
    • a few plastic cups in case the show doesn't provide them for feed and/or water
    • a small bag of treats (like mealworms--just for perking up the birds if they are getting tired)
    • a small plastic baggy of feed (not necessary if the show is shorter than a day, but I still like to feed my birds after judging)
    • a water bottle for carrying/bringing water
    • nail trimmer for last-minute nail/beak trims
    • a tube of antibiotic ointment in case a bird gets injured

    Sometimes when I'm showing dark colored birds, I also bring a silk cloth (when rubbed over their feathers, it enhances the gleam).

    Good luck at the show! [​IMG]
     
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  4. kkowa

    kkowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thank you so much!
     

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