Community members are invited to flock to this year’s Bundaberg Poultry Fanciers annual show to check out more than 20 different varieties of chickens.
Bundaberg Poultry Fanciers’ Greg Chamberlain said this year the event would be celebrated as a “come back from Covid” and they expected more than 500 individual entries.
Poultry enthusiasts from across Australia travel to the Bundaberg Region for the impressive show, which will have both hard feather and soft feather chickens, along with geese and ducks on display.
“Bundaberg Poultry Fanciers attend three shows each year, and this is our main show,” Greg said.
“It will definitely be bigger this year, local Mal McDougall is well-known in the poultry industry, and he is tipping 500 entries this time.”
Greg said there was still time for poultry fanciers to enter their stock and try their luck at taking home a prized champion, but in the meantime he wanted to spread the word within the community.
“We are really hoping to raise the profile of the show,” Greg said.
“I encourage all the community to come along, it’s a free event and the kids will love it.
“If you want to know anything about chooks – come along there is always something different.”
Greg said he and wife Lyn joined Bundaberg Poultry Fanciers when their interest in chickens started to flourish and they sought more information about the birds.
“We have fancy chickens, gold partridge brahmas, my wife loves this breed,” he said.
“She wanted to know more about them and so we joined the club and got into chicken showing.
“Anyone can take up showing their chickens for less than a couple of hundred dollars.
“Really in the end the chickens pay for themselves with eggs and character.
“It’s a great little hobby and checking out our annual show will be a great place to start. Whether you’re a chicken enthusiast or just want to come along and cuddle a chook!”
Bundaberg Poultry Fanciers annual show will be held at Bundaberg Recreational Precinct on Saturday 16 July.
Poultry nominations close on 1 July, for more information check out the club’s Facebook page.