Unleash Your Inner Chicken At the Ok Jr. Poultry Spooktacular!
By Tom Seest
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The Oklahoma Junior Poultry Spooktacle Poultry Show is a one-day event that is held at the Expo Center in Shawnee, Oklahoma. You should be sure to coop your birds up in time for the show, which begins at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday.
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The Oklahoma Junior Poultry Spooktacle Poultry Show is a one-day event. The show is scheduled to take place at the Expo Center in Shawnee, OK. To enter, you must coop your birds out of the coops by 9:00 a.m. on Sunday. There will be a raffle drawing at 2:00 p.m.
This poultry show is sponsored by the Marion County Fair. It’s a fun event and has a Midway. Entries must be sent to Dylan Lape by June 13. Those living in the Midwest can enter the show by mail. Entry fees are $25.
The ban on selling poultry in Oklahoma follows the state veterinarian’s order banning public poultry sales, swap meets, and exhibitions. This move is in response to the recent detection of highly contagious avian influenza on a chicken farm in Sequoyah County. The disease affects poultry, including turkeys and laying hens.
This event is a great opportunity for young poultry owners to showcase their birds. The event is one day long and will be held at the Oklahoma Expo Center in Shawnee. The deadline to enter is 7:00 pm on September 29th. If you wish to participate in the Flock Tender Awards, be sure to bring your birds out by then.
The event also features a youth poultry showmanship competition. You can enter the contest as long as you’re a 4-H member and have the proper equipment and knowledge to handle the poultry. You must also sign up for two 30-minute sessions at the “Ask Me Booth” and volunteer one hour to feed, water, and clean the barn. The judges will be evaluating your poultry, and the youth exhibitors must stay focused on the judges at all times.
You’ll need to be on-site during check-in to sign up for a booth. You’ll also need to prepare a thank you letter to thank all of your sponsors. The committee will provide you with a list of the sponsors of the show. The Poultry Booth will give the public the opportunity to interact with poultry exhibitors and ask questions. To participate, you must sign up for two separate 30-minute sessions.
The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture has banned poultry sales, exhibitions, swap meets, and public sales, citing the risk of bird flu. However, the state says that poultry meat and eggs are not an immediate danger to humans. The ban does not apply to laying hens and turkeys.
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