Kristen

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Anonymous
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161190
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Kristen
Updated:
2012-07-06 00:42:51
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Chicken showmanship steps kristen 4h
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chicken steps
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  1. [posing the chicken]

    Open Cage, then...
    put bird in head first, set down and pose facing you.

    Shut the cage.

    Take bird out head first when told to do so. 
  2. [Showing the Bird]
    [posing]

    Pose bird on table, then...
    step back, smile.
  3. [examination]

    [1] 
    Overall look...
  4. ...overall look:
    turn bird sideways, step back and look.
  5. [2]
    after overall look... 
    eyes:
  6. eyes for:
    blindness (poke eye to blink), pigment
  7. [3]
    after eyes... 
    comb:
  8. comb for:
    defects, condition/texture
  9. [4]
    after comb: 
    wattles
  10. wattles for:
    abnormalities
  11. [5]
    after wattles: 
    Head feathers
  12. head feathers for:
    signs of molting
  13. [6]
    after head feathers: 
    Beak
  14. beak for:
    straightness, pigment
  15. [7]
    after beak: 
    earlobe color
  16. earlobe color for:
    true to breed
  17. [8]
    after earlobe color: 
    point to ear
  18. [9]
    after ear: 
    neck area
  19. neck area for:
    smoothness, feather condition (signs of molting)
  20. [10]
    after neck area: 
    back area
  21. back area for:
    abnormalities
  22. [11]
    after back area:
    • measure lengh
    • (vertically & horozontally)
  23. measure length for:
    confirmation
  24. [12]
    afer measuring the back: 
    check feather undercolor
  25. check undercolor for:
    signs of molting.
  26. [13]
    after feather undercolor 
    check tail.
  27. check tail for:
    • condition of the feathers
    • determine signs of molting 
  28. [14]
    after the tail
    flip the bird
  29. [15]
    after you flip the bird 
    check the vent area
  30. check the vent area for
    • no lice
    • no mites
    • laying condition
    • pigmentation loss
  31. [16]
    after the vent area 
    check the handling quality
  32. check handling quality for
    past egg production by feeling the skin of the abdominal area for thickness
  33. [17]
    after handling quality 
    check the pubic bone
  34. check the pubic bone for
     thickness and flexibility
  35. [18]
    after the pubic bone 
    measure the abdominal capacity
  36. measure the abdominal capacity for:
    • past egg production
    • measure distance between pubic and keel bones
    • if the distance is under 1.5 in the bird hasnt laid many if no eggs
    • under 2 in laid some eggs
    • over 2 in laid a bunch of eggs 
  37. [19]
    after the abdominal capacity
    check the abdomen
  38. check abdomen for
    • hardness or softness
    • soft = producing eggs
    • hard = not producing

    • molting
    • feather condition 
  39. [20]
    after abdomen.. 
    examine thighs
  40. thighs for...
     meat
  41. [21]
    after thighs 
    check the shanks
  42. check shanks for
    • cleaness
    • free of mites (not crusty)
    • pigment condition 
  43. [22]
    after shanks 
    check the toes
  44. check the toes for
    • correct number of toes
    • no defects
    • pigmentation
    • condition of nails (not broken or missing) 
  45. [23]
    after toes 
    check the feet
  46. check the feet for
    • pigment loss
    • defects 
  47. [24]
    after the feet 
    check the breast
  48. check the breast for:
    • meat
    • straightness of keel
    • no abnormalities such as indentations in keel
    • no defects such as breast blisters
  49. [25]
    after the breast 
    • check the wings
    • (right then left) 
  50. check the wings for:
    • signs of molting
    • signs of lice or mites 
  51. [26]
    after the wings 
    check the crop
  52. check the crop for:
    abnormalities or bumps
  53. [27]
    after the crop
    • tilt the bird upright
    • youre done! 

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