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Showing Chickens for the first time!

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the Standard o' started by Silkiehen, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. Silkiehen

    Silkiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will be showing chickens for the first time! I do show sheep and goats. I am used to everything that comes with showing sheep and goats, but not chickens. What can I expect? What supplies do I need to bring with me? Give me any tips you have, I greatly appreciate it! Also f o the bring chickens into the ring like they do sheep? No one around us shows chickens, so I'm stuck there. Any help would be appreciated![​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. Silkiehen

    Silkiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Crooked-Creek

    Crooked-Creek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of chickens will you be showing?
     
  4. Silkiehen

    Silkiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies
     
  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    PathfindersFarms website has the best information I've seen, all in one place. How to wash, condition and prepare for a poultry exhibition.

    Lots of good articles and well written.

    http://pathfindersfarm.com/Showing.html
     
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  6. Silkiehen

    Silkiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome,
    thank you!
     
  7. Crooked-Creek

    Crooked-Creek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We haven't ever shown Silkies, but i'm sure its a lot like showing every other breed. You preparation is mostly done before you get there. Your bird is placed in a cage for the judge to stop and take your bird out and look it over to compare it to the other birds. I would suggest bathing your bird a couple of days before the show with a clear dish washing soap. It doesn't take much. Use warm water, then let them dry in a warm area. In the summer time we use fans to help them dry faster, but i would keep in mind the temperature and not let your birds get too cold. We trim nails and clean their legs. you might place a little baby oil or moisturizer on their legs once they are clean. If you bath them too close to show time they wont have time to dry off.
     
  8. Crooked-Creek

    Crooked-Creek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I may suggest, go to a show and get a feel for how its done. You can ask questions to the exhibitors and you will find that most chicken people are happy to answer your questions. LoL!!!
     
  9. Silkiehen

    Silkiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thank you!
     
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  10. Silkiehen

    Silkiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome, thank you!
     

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