Keeping Your Chickens Happy at Shows

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 Chickens like to be able to see other chickens at shows.


It’s fun to take your birds to a show.  But once you get there, you will need to make sure that your birds have food and water and your cages are clean.  But how do you know if your bird is happy?

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 Make sure your chickens have food and water at the show at all times.


In general, I have found that chickens do not like going to shows and sitting in cages.  The longer the show, the more birds seem to become bored.

I think that chickens are usually happiest when they can see other chickens.  This could be across the barn aisle or in a cage next to them.  If it’s hot, you should monitor your chicken to make sure that it’s not overheating.  Watermelon is a good treat for chickens on hot days.  They seem to really like it.

I have observed that chickens like to be taken out of their cages and carried around now and then during the show.  Depending on the show, this may or may not be possible.

There’s not much you can do about where your chicken’s cage is at the show.  It may not be able to see other birds.  But I have found that it’s a good idea to keep an eye on your chicken during the show and know what it needs.


Chicks Year After Year

This year’s batch of chicks is larger than most: five.  Usually, to keep the coop from getting too crowded, we usually get two or three.  We do not eat our chickens, so we count on them living a long time.  Below are chicks from the past few years.  You can see how much they grow in just a short time!


Dusty and Big Spot:


Owly and Dragon the First:

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Dragon, Rain and Panther (Elfy and Blackbeak are not in the photo).

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