Chicken Nuggets

If you want to see a fab­u­lous ar­ray of chick­ens, th­ese are the shows to go to!

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De­cem­ber is the month when Bri­tain’s two ma­jor poul­try shows take place – and the events are a mag­net for chicken lovers.

The events are the Na­tional Poul­try Show at the In­ter­na­tional Cen­tre at Telford on De­cem­ber 2 and 3 and The Fed­er­a­tion Cham­pi­onship Show at Stafford on De­cem­ber 16 and 17.

The Poul­try Club of Great Bri­tain’s (PCGB) Na­tional Poul­try Show – of­ten seen as the poul­try equiv­a­lent to Crufts – gen­er­ally at­tracts around 7,000 en­tries, mak­ing it one of the UK’s largest poul­try shows.

Wel­com­ing this years show, PCGB Chair Louise Car­pen­ter said: “Like poul­try fanciers and hob­by­ists across the UK and in­deed fur­ther afield I am hugely ex­cited for our up­com­ing Na­tional Show, which will again be a show­case of some of the very best ex­hi­bi­tion poul­try, be that chick­ens, ducks, tur­keys, geese or in­deed eggs, that this coun­try has to of­fer.”

“Like the PCGB, this event is not solely for the sea­soned poul­try fancier, and with so many amaz­ing exhibits and stalls mak­ing up this years show, as well as a vast sales sec­tion, it is sure to prove to be a hit for any­one with an in­ter­est in poul­try!”

Since the launch of The Fed­er­a­tion Cham­pi­onship Show in the mid 1970s, the event has grown and grown to be­come one of the pre­mier poul­try shows in the UK with around 7,000 en­tries.

It has more than 1,500 classes for pure breed poul­try, wa­ter­fowl (ducks and geese) and tur­keys as well as classes for eggs. There is also a poul­try sale sec­tion. The show is held at Stafford­shire County Show­ground. (ST18 0BD). Last year’s show was the big­gest in the event’s 40-year his­tory. MORE: www.na­tion­al­show. poul­tryclub.org http:// fed­er­a­tionpoul­tryshow.wee­bly. com

ABOVE: For­mer Supreme Cham­pion Stephen Tay­lor and ju­nior Thomas Marsh with su­perb Rosec­ombs.

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