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Showing Ducks and Geese

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Omniskies, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. Omniskies

    Omniskies Songster

    Mar 7, 2008
    Has anyone shown ducks or geese in the US? Are there any good sites about what you have to do to show? Required type of identification, any health checks?

    Really, any advice at all is good at this point [​IMG]
  2. Webfoot

    Webfoot Songster

    Jan 7, 2009
    Central TX
    I haven't found many sites that talk about showing ducks, just chickens. However, the important points are the same:

    *Get your birds used to being handled before the show.

    *Make sure they're clean (so easy with ducks, just give them clean swimming water for a couple of days prior!)

    *No external parasites (again, not usually an issue with waterfowl)

    *Trim those toenails, if needed (I'm referring to the birds' toenails here, but if yours need trimming, this wouldn't be a bad time to take care of that)

    *They'll need a numbered leg band. Any kind is fine, but the numbers on the show coop tag and the bird need to match.

    *Look at your state's Dept. of Agriculture website to see what health requirements are for your state. You'll probably need a Pullorum/Typhoid Certificate at a minimum.

    Hopefully, someone from your state will chime in with more specifics.

  3. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Songster

    Jun 25, 2008
    Hannibal, Missouri
    I want to show ducks at the next fair too so any help would be mighty appriciated!

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