Wednesday, July 3, 2013

BBC Gardeners' World Live 2013

I've been at BBC Gardeners' World Live and Good Food Show at the NEC this week with PoultryTalk and had a great time!

Pure breed eggs on display from The Rainbow Egg Company
We set up the day before the show, planted all our new raised beds and came in on the first day to find a leak but the staff were great, sorted us all out and managed to move our stand to a new site in less than half an hour, other than that we've had a great week.

I did four Chicken Keeping for Beginners talks on the stand everyday which were really well attended, as well as a few talks in the VIP area.

I took Mabel and Doris the Pekins the Pekin Bantams with me and we had a table full of chicks for people to touch and see; I think we were the most photographed stand at the whole of the show!

We also revealed #ChickenWall at the show - a 4 x 2 metre long display with 60 photos of pure breed poultry in the UK!
It was great to be able to show people the variation in size, breeds and the different uses for poultry!

We had a PetzPodz animal house on display to show people different types of housing available
...as well as a more traditional wooden ark (with Mabel + Doris on top) and an Omlet Eglu in the background!
We've loved chatting chickens to people all week and think we've definitely encouraged people to think about keeping chickens in their backgarden.

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