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A one day show which takes place on June 13th at the McLean Interstate Center in Bloomington, IL  It is an id

9/19/2015 - 9/20/2015

This is a double sanctioned show (birds get evaluated by two sets of judges) which is very well run and which has


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


Not every situation in an incubator room demands a full reservoir of water at all times to provide the appropriate amount of humidity. I sometimes run my incubators dry for a day or more at a time when the air cells are not properly enlarged for the stage of development. An air cell for either waterfowl or chicken eggs should comprise about 1/3 of the egg just before hatching.


The News

Beginning with the 2015 season, I will offer Black Wyandotte bantams and Gray Calls again for the first time in many years. At this time, nothing is for sale in those.

At present, I am sold out in all of my breeds.  Place orders now for next year to avoid being disappointed.