Synopses & Reviews
Showing Poultry begins with an explanation of how showing poultry teaches values and best techniques to both exhibitors and spectators, demonstrating how a quality animal should look and how to achieve that goal. It guides readers in how to select the best breeds and individual birds for exhibition and how to raise them with the proper diet, health care, and handling to be at their best by showtime. It includes a "countdown" to help plan tasks from pest prevention to cage training, as well as dozens of tips on what judges look for.
Expert Glenn Drowns offers all the information and guidance you need to successfully exhibit your poultry at fairs and expositions. Learn how to select the best breeds and birds for exhibition and how to raise them with the proper diet, health care, and handling so that they are at their best by showtime. Drowns includes a useful "countdown" to help you plan tasks. from pest prevention to cage training, as well as dozens of tips on what judges are looking for.
About the Author
Glenn Drowns, author of Showing Poultry and Storey’s Guide to Raising Poultry, and his wife conserve and promote rare breeds and varieties of turkeys, ducks, geese, and chickens at their Sand Hill Preservation Center in Calamus, Iowa. Drowns, a highly respected poultry judge, has raised standard turkey varieties since 1989, and he received the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy’s Breed Conservation Award in 1999 for his contributions to the identification and survival of rare turkeys.