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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

8/28/2016

In spite of statements to the contrary by some researchers, my personal experience with West Nile Virus in my birds is that almost all of the losses from the virus are in young birds. That means either that survivors confer some degree of immunity to their young or that older birds with more mature immune systems are better able to resist infection.

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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.

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