Monday, 18 June 2012

We went to a chicken show.

My eldest daughter and I visited the world of chicken shows. There were LOTS of chickens, all different shapes, sizes & colours.

The bantam section.  There we're some lovelies here!

Eldest daughter liked these!

Large fowl dept.  She was VERY large!

A not happy Buff Orpington.

We had a brilliant day out.  It makes you realise just how many different breeds of chickens there actually are, especially when you just have one breed at home.  We spent ages wandering through the show looking into all the pens at the huge amount of birds on show.

And then there was this pen...

...and this happened!

I had no intention of buying another chicken at the show but she was absolutely gorgeous, a show quality (hopefully!) white Pekin hen.  We were completely unprepared and I had go and find a stall selling carrier boxes,food and a water bowl.  Such novices!
We did, however, name her almost immediately.  She is called Bridie.

We're hoping to attend a show with her. She has a bit of growing to do yet, this will give me time to find a low key, novice friendly show and learn about show preparation.  It's all very exciting! :)


  1. I love chicken shows! So many gorgeous birds, good luck with the showing!

    1. There are so many gorgeous chickens aren't there! With that many we will need the good luck wishes, thank you :) x