Two questions about showing.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by henpeckedmuch, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. henpeckedmuch

    henpeckedmuch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three hens and a rooster I want to show next month. They are mating heavil and I'm worried about their feather condition
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    #1 Should I leave them together in their run until I'm read to show them or separate them?


    #2 For the purposes of showing, When is a rooster considered a cock v/s a cockeral, and a hen a hen rather than a pullet?
     
  2. henpeckedmuch

    henpeckedmuch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can no one answer these two questions for me?
     
  3. Chris09

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    Q -
    #1 Should I leave them together in their run until I'm read to show them or separate them?


    A -
    They should be separated


    Q -
    #2 For the purposes of showing, When is a rooster considered a cock v/s a cockeral, and a hen a hen rather than a pullet?


    A -
    Cock: Male over 1 year of age

    Hen: Female over 1 year of age.
    Cockerel: Male under 1 year of age.
    Pullet: Female under 1 year of age.



    Chris
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2012
  4. Fleabuskitty

    Fleabuskitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should separate the rooster from the hens at least, I would think the hens would be alright together. That is, of course, if they are already coop/cage trained. If they aren't, they need to be separated and trained.
     
  5. henpeckedmuch

    henpeckedmuch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the input will do ASAP.
     
  6. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put each bird in their own cage. Get them used to being pick up and brought out of the cage. Tame them down as good as you can. Trim nails and beaks if needed. If the roo's spurs are long you could touch them up also. They will need a bath about a week before a show. I use Ivory soap and a quick rinse with a vinegar and water solution. There are quite a few videos on Utube that are very helpful on bathing chickens.
     

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