I am taking my 4.5 month old Silkies to a show this Sunday. I know they are a little young, but it's my first poultry show and I'm really excited. Also, the fairgrounds (NYS) are pretty close to me (where the show is) and it's really cheap to enter! So I figured, why not. Also, I "thought" I was getting 7 Pullets when I ordered them... but I'm finding out now that 2 days old is too young to sex Silkies. I ended up with 4 and possibly 5 Cockerels (can't tell with one still) and 2 possibly 3 hens. I've already sold 3 of the Cockerels to families- they were too loud for my neighbor. I would like to purchase some more hens at the show to add to my flock and this time I'm going to buy them a little older so I know for sure they are hens. So, here are my questions. 1. Should I NOT buy them from a show but rather buy from a breeder? 2. How do I know they will be healthy and will they need to be quarantined when they come home? 3. When I get to the show, how do I clean each cage to prevent spread of any disease from any other birds? I heard bleach at one point. 4. Should I fully bath them and/or clip their nails? I've not done either yet. Thanks so much in advance!