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9/03/2016

This one day show is well run and attracts high-quality entries. For info contact Larry Lawerence at 812 876-8651<


10/01/2016

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

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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

7/24/2016

Heat is a very real danger to poultry when it is excessively hot. Green shade outside and moving the air inside make a big difference. In my experience, large fowl have even a tougher time with extreme heat than do bantams or waterfowl. Plenty of fresh water is very important also.

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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.

The next shows I plan to attend are the White River Show over Labor Day weekend and the Central IL Show Oct 1st.