Hello Market Rabbit, Market Chicken and Market Turkey Members,
Due to continued cases of RHDV2 (Rabbit Hemorrhagic Fever) in the State of Colorado and at the recommendation of the Colorado State Veterinarian’s Office, THERE WILL BE NO RABBIT SHOWS AT THE 2021 COLORADO STATE FAIR.
Attached are forms for nomination of Market Chicken Pens and Market Turkeys for the 2021 Colorado State Fair. Extension agents may make as many copies of the form(s) as necessary.
These Nomination forms need to be to the Extension Offices by July 14th. Exhibitors may nominate as many as they would like, however, only four (4) pens of chickens or four (4) turkeys may be brought to the Fair. No late nominations will be accepted.
Birds NOT nominated will not be eligible to show at the Colorado State Fair and entries will be returned to the exhibitor (no exceptions).
Market chickens must be hatched around July 3rd and be no older than 8 weeks old at the time of show. Market chickens older than 8 weeks are not eligible to show.
The age requirements for Market Turkeys will be a minimum of 16 weeks and no more than 20 weeks at the time of weigh-in. Hen turkeys must weigh a minimum of 13 lbs. to show and Toms must weigh a minimum of 20 lbs. to show. Both toms and hens are eligible. Turkeys weighing over 30 lbs. or more than 20 weeks will not be allowed to show in the market division.
For Market Chickens the exhibitor would need to list 4 leg band numbers per Market Pen. Market Turkeys must list a leg band for each bird nominated. These leg bands will not need to be in or on the animal(s) until arrival at the fair.
You are responsible to provide feed for your birds and feed and water your own birds.