It’s November again and the much anticipated 3-day Ohio National Poultry Show was a couple of weeks ago. Yes, so thankful the weather was perfect for the drive. I still remember clear as yesterday my first poultry show as a young boy. I was so excited and full of wonder. My love for poultry was nurtured at such an early age by family that believed in the preservation and respect of all creatures big and small.
If you didn’t know, poultry shows allow breeders, young and old, to exhibit their best birds in show. Many of these birds are beloved pets too. You would be amazed at the hundreds of chickens, geese, turkeys, and ducks at the show. It was quite an exceptional presentation of breeds in Ohio this year!
Like every year, I returned home with renewed vigor to improve upon my efforts to preserve our heritage breeds and encourage our young enthusiasts to do the same. I will miss seeing old friends until next time.
What I like best of all, this competitive yet amazing forum gives everyone who shares my passion in poultry a chance to network and promote education, conservation and rare breed preservation–€”which is especially important for junior participants. So glad to be a part of it and I can hardly wait for the next show.