One aspect of owning chickens not many people think about is showing chickens.
While some people chase ribbons, Bonnie at Not So Modern Housewife reveals that for her, showing is about improving the quality of her livestock.
In this podcast, we talk to Bonnie about what it’s like to show chickens, as well as the governments NPIP certification program.
We also wander a bit into discussing other species and what it’s like owning and showing them too!
- Why showing chickens helps you improve the quality of your flock (and why you should care)
- What NPIP certification is, and why you should make sure a seller has it before buying chicks and eggs through the mail
- How to get started showing chickens
Links we discuss:
I’d like to hear from you!
Do you think you’ll start showing chickens? Leave a comment below!
Maat van Uitert is a backyard chicken and sustainable living expert. She is also the author of Chickens: Naturally Raising A Sustainable Flock, which was a best seller in it’s Amazon category. Maat has been featured on NBC, CBS, AOL Finance, Community Chickens, the Huffington Post, Chickens magazine, Backyard Poultry, and Countryside Magazine. She lives on her farm in Southeast Missouri with her husband, two children, and about a million chickens and ducks. You can follow Maat on Facebook here and Instagram here.