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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 8:59 am 
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Hi,
I'm definitely not a newbie to showing but hear different things from different breeders as to the feeding on the last day leading up to show day :aaah! . Last year I fed my birds right up to the night before and ended with a very loose pooie bottom on my hen. I washed her down and combed it through but it still dried looking as if it had been washed and hadn't time for the hen to preen. I still got Reserve Champion. The judge pointed out that he would have given her Champion if she didn't have that look. :grn
My preference like all of us I am sure would be to look and see a dry clean bottom before penning. I am interested to know from breeders do you reduce their feed the day before and/or when do you stop feeding them.

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Lana


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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 4:19 pm 
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I only show in a very amateur way but my birds only get grain the night before - 'cleaner' poo than from pellets. Same when I put them into an auction - they need to look their best.


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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 3:06 pm 
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Thanks for your reply. :thumms
It is wonderful that you took the time and hope you do well in showing. I'm not sure if it nerves as fine the night before and then get them out at shows and sometimes messed themselves and then others dry as a bone but on same food. That is what I did last year as you suggested and look what happened.

I'm surprised that the many long time breeders out there didn't come forward with suggestions.

I was sure that some suggested stopping at lunch time day before and wanted to see what others thought.
Lana


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