Showing a chicken is not only fun but profitable(eggs).
Choose which birds to show according to class - sex, age and number of birds per entry.
Pick hens that have been laying regularly over the past few months if you want to enter a layer.
Check that layers have a soft, pliable abdomen, breastbone and pubic bone at least three fingers' width apart from each other, and a pubic bone two to three fingers wide.
Choose birds with lots of meat if you want to enter a meat bird; look at the length and width of the bird's breast and size of leg.
Vaccinate birds for fowl pox, and check with fair about the blood test for pullerum as you begin preparing for the show.
Check birds for lice and mites. This should be done on a regular basis as you are raising the birds.