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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:44 pm 
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I saw a hard-working steward making his way through the pens when I was there. It's a pretty big job.

Here's a call drake.


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Wishbone wrote:
We were on the first Saturday and never saw an abundance of feed in the pens apart from what the visiting owners had stuffed through the pen fronts. I trust that they would have cleaned the waters out at some stage during the 10 plus days !

Wishbone, I think you will find,they are feed early in the morning or after the
shed is closed at night & the drinker are cleaned & refreshed,as needed. :help: :doh


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:17 pm 
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I wonder what will happen now, with the Ekka being even longer next year. Will they still leave all the poultry there for that length of time now?

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We all know the rules when we enter and if the exhibitor thinks it is too long we have the choice not to enter as many people do.

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after having my birds in their this year they are all back to normal life no worse for wear. its the best publuc display round


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I'm hoping I have produced some good birds out of this years hatch to go to the Ekka next year. I have no doubt that there will be a huge amount of birds there bred by breeders with far more knowledge than me and a lot will probably be better quality as my eye is not as well trained as others who have done it for decades. But non the less I would love to give it a go just for fun and experience. People might go past my birds and wonder why the hell has that bird been entered, but having a go it really the only way you can get the hands on experience, you can read all the books you want, but for me, selecting a bird, that in your mind, fits the bill is hard, well at least for me it is anyway!

Thanks for sharing all the piccies! :)

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Chicken07 wrote:
The female sussex seemed to handle it a lot better than boys. There was a couple of very nice females there.

This was res large soft feather - a large white wyandotte by Vikki Nicholls. It's a beautiful fowl. I was interested in how wide it is right through to the tail.


I'm just taking a trip down memory lane here and going back and looking at last year's photos. This large white wyandotte by Nicholls & Carlson was a beauty!

I hear that entries for EKKA 2014 are looking good and that adaptations to the stock pavillion to cater for the poultry are going well.

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