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10/01/2016

This well run one day show in Bloomington, IL seems to be getting stronger each year. Get info: Kurt Gerdes 8


11/19/2016 - 11/20/2016

This is a one-of-a-kind event. This show seeks to have on exhibit only the best poultry and the awards are in cash

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Recommended Resources

This is perhaps the most thorough

Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens by Gail Damerow

This is perhaps the most thorough treament of chicken culture from A to Z that I have seen. Even the experienced breeder will learn some things.

John Soper is one of the leading waterfowl breeders in the UK and I am proud to call him a friend. His site contains information on the many colors of Call being developed in the UK, among other interesting articles on management and care.


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Articles About Acorn Hollow Bantams

Having had ducks since I was eleven years old, I cannot imagine being without them. At one time or another, I have owned almost all types of waterfowl, turkeys, and chickens in both the standard (large) and bantam (miniature) sizes.

I became interested in showing waterfowl in my late teens and have done so continuously for the last forty five years. While my first love has always been waterfowl, (ducks and geese) I have bred and shown bantam chickens for the last twenty years or so as well as continuing to work with my established strains of bantam ducks. I am a member of the N.P.I.P. program. My approval number is 558.

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Lou's Tips

5/22/2016

Do not waste valuable organic material if you have a garden. poultry manure is a valuable source of nutrition for plants but do not apply it fresh. Let it age in a pile for several weeks at least before adding it to the garden. The aging process is sped up if the pile is stirred regularly.

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The News

For Sale: Humidaire Model 21 cabinet  incubator. Wafer thermostat, auto turning, 2 setting trays &  1 hatching tray. Pickup only. $300.

I will attend the Dayton show in Ohio and the Avoca IA shows later this spring.