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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


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.


Lou's Tips


I find that both ducks and chickens benefit from some animal protein in their diets. Most processed feeds today to not provide that. Unless they are on free range, some supplemental feeding of a source of animal protein is good. I use freeze dried meal worms which I buy online at a cost of approximately six dollars per pound. Both ducks and chickens are omnivorous if they have the chance to be. 


The News

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

Nothing left to sell for 2016 in the following: East Indies, White Wyandottes. Gray Calls. Only males available in Buff Wyandotte bantams.