4-Hers show off chickens, ducks at Poultry Show
— Cecil County 4-H members gathered in the Stafford Pavilion at the Cecil County Fair Saturday for the Poultry Show where chickens and ducks go on display.
While many of the young people stood watch over cages of birds, Julie Wagner held Miss Peepers close to her.
“She’s all cleaned up,” the 13-year-old Rising Sun girl said. Wagner has several chickens including Ziggy and Sassy, who live in cages
in her backyard. However she admits to snuggling with Miss Peepers in a blanket on occasion.
Wagner was about to put her mixed Rhode Island Red hen before the judges.
So was Gavra Goldie from Lincoln University, Pa. Goldie, 13, also shows ducks, rabbits and pigs at the fair. This is her 3rd year of 4-H competition. For her, the hardest part of the competition is talking to the judges.
In competition, the judges will not only examine the animal for its coat, appearance, health and the particular qualities of the species, but will also quiz the young person.
“Presenting the background information, being able to put that information before the judges is the hardest part,” Goldie said.
The competition got interrupted when a summer storm rolled through the area. Even though it was under the pavilion, gusting wind blew heavy rain into the arena.
4-H members wait their turn before the judges at the Cecil County Fair Saturday afternoon in the Poultry Show competition.
Some ran, some walked during the Running With the Pigs 5K race Sunday morning at the Cecil County Fair.